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  • Word of the Day: probity

    2/18/2020 1:05:33 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 17, 2020 probiity: noun Definition: adherence to the highest principles and ideals : uprightness DID YOU KNOW? Probity and its synonyms honesty, honor, and integrity all mean uprightness of character or action, with some sli... Read more

  • Word of the Day: stipulate

    2/17/2020 12:05:19 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 16, 2020 stipulate: verb Definition: 1: to make an agreement or covenant to do or forbear something: contract 2: to demand an express term in an agreement 3: to specify as a condition or requirement (an of an agreement or offer ... Read more

  • The onerous task of packing to get ready to move begins.

    2/16/2020 1:29:00 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    As I rely on my sister and her husband to help me go shopping, etc, we have talked for a long time about my moving to be closer to them. When BIL comes to pick me up to go shopping or go to an appointment, etc, or even to go to their place to visit, it takes him about 25 minutes each way. So w... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Vinaceous

    2/16/2020 1:10:50 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 15, 2020 vinaceous: adjective Definition: Of the colour of red wine. DID YOU KNOW? The first recorded evidence of vinaceous in English dates from 1678, shortly before the accession of Mary II. If ever the queen used vinace... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Cupid

    2/15/2020 1:02:31 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 14, 2020 cupid: noun Definition: 1: the Roman god of erotic love 2: not capitalized: a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow DID YOU KNOW? According to Roman mythology, ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Gustatory

    2/14/2020 12:51:33 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 13, 2020 gustatory: adjective Definition: Relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste DID YOU KNOW? Gustatory is a member of a finite set of words that describe the senses with which we encounter our world... Read more

  • Getting there

    2/13/2020 11:15:58 AM, by DELIALAYNE635

    It’s a slow process but it’s all good you can’t stress it just do what you have to do to get fit push on never give up, giving up is giving up on you and life don’t do it keep pushing on. Try something new a new fruit or vegetable maybe a new move during your workout it’s only a chore if you hate fi... Read more

  • Word of the Day: resile

    2/13/2020 12:12:50 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 12, 2020 resile: verb Definition: recoil, retract: especially: to return to a prior position DID YOU KNOW? Resile is a resilient word: it's been in use in English since the early 1500s. It's also a cousin of resilient, and... Read more

  • Word of the Day: obloquy

    2/13/2020 12:07:05 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 11, 2020 obloquy: noun Definition: 1: a strongly condemnatory utterance: abusive language 2: the condition of one that is discredited: bad repute DID YOU KNOW? English speakers can choose from several synonyms to name ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: debonair

    2/12/2020 12:39:59 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 10, 2020 debonair: adjective Definition: 1: suave, urbane 2: lighthearted, nonchalant DID YOU KNOW? In Anglo-French, someone who was genteel and well-brought-up was described as deboneire—literally "of good family or nat... Read more

  • Word of the Day: expunge

    2/12/2020 12:32:49 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 9, 2020 expunge: noun Definition: 1: to strike out, obliterate or mark for deletion 2: to efface completely: destroy 3: to eliminate from one's consciousness DID YOU KNOW? In medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a s... Read more

  • Word of the Day: lenticular

    2/11/2020 12:23:55 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 8, 2020 lenticular: adjective Definition: 1: having the shape of a double-convex lens 2: of or relating to a lens 3: provided with or utilizing lenticules DID YOU KNOW? "Lentil-shaped"—that's the meaning of Latin lent... Read more

  • Word of the Day: infantilize

    2/11/2020 12:16:53 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 7, 2020 infantilize: verb Definition: 1: to make or keep infantile 2: to treat as if infantile DID YOU KNOW? Infantilize is just a baby, relatively speaking. It first saw the light of day in the early 1900s, when social ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: canard

    2/10/2020 2:24:31 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 6, 2020 canard: verb Definition: 1: a) false or unfounded report or story: especially: a fabricated report b) a groundless rumor or belief 2: an airplane with horizontal stabilizing and control surfaces in front of s... Read more

  • Word of the Day: ancillary

    2/10/2020 1:46:38 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 5, 2020 ancillary: adjective Definition: 1: of lower or secondary class or rank: subordinate, subsidiary 2: providing additional help or support: auxiliary, supplementary DID YOU KNOW? Ancillary derives from the English ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: scumble

    2/9/2020 1:33:36 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 4, 2020 scumble: verb Definition: 1: a) to make (something, such as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush b) to apply (a color) in this... Read more

  • Word of the Day: hierophant

    2/9/2020 1:25:14 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 3, 2020 hierophant: noun Definition: 1: a priest in ancient Greece: specifically: the chief priest of the Eleusinian mysteries 2: a) a person who explains: expositor b) one who deefends or maintains a cause or proposa... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Prognosticate

    2/8/2020 1:15:03 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 2, 2020 prognosticate: verb Definition: 1: to foretell from signs and symptoms: predict 2: to give and indication of in advance: foreshadow DID YOU KNOW? Prognosticate, which comes from the Greek prognōstikos ("foretelli<... Read more

  • Word of the Day: fissile

    2/8/2020 1:04:47 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 1, 2020 fissile: adjective Definition: 1: capable of or prone to being split or divided in the direction of the grain or along natural planes of cleavage 2: capable of undergoing fission DID YOU KNOW? When scientists fir... Read more

  • Word of the Day: macrabre

    2/7/2020 12:33:25 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 31, 2020 macabre: adjective Definition: 1: having death as a subject: comprising or including a personalized representation of death 2: dwelling on the gruesome 3: tending to produce horror in a beholder DID YOU KNOW? ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: gist

    2/7/2020 12:26:16 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 30, 2020 gist: noun Definition: 1: The ground of a legal action 2: the main point or part of a legal action: essence DID YOU KNOW? The word gist often appears in such contexts as "the gist of the conversation was that…"... Read more

  • Word of the Day: allege

    2/6/2020 12:50:18 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 29, 2020 allege: verb Definition: 1: to assert without proof or before proving 2: to bring forward as a reason or excuse DID YOU KNOW? These days, someone alleges something before presenting the evidence to prove it (or ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: diligent

    2/6/2020 12:43:21 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 28, 2020 diligent: adjective Definition: characterized by steady, earnest and energetic effort: painstaking DID YOU KNOW? You're more likely to be diligent about something if you love doing it. The etymology of diligent ref... Read more

  • Word of the Day: sublinate

    2/4/2020 11:49:22 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 26, 2020 sublinate: verb Definition: 1: to pass or cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state 2: to divert the expression of (an instinctual desire or impulse) from it's unacceptable form to one that is considered mo... Read more

  • Word of the Day: parvenue

    2/4/2020 11:41:03 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 27, 2020 parvenue: noun Definition: one that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it DID YOU KNOW? French has ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: lackluster

    2/4/2020 12:35:40 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 25, 2020 lackluster: adjective Definition: lacking in sheen, brilliance, or vitality: dull, mediocre DID YOU KNOW? In its earliest uses, lackluster (also spelled lacklustre) usually described eyes that were dull or lacking ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Euphoria

    2/4/2020 12:30:01 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 24, 2020 euphoria: noun Definition: a feeling of well-being or elation DID YOU KNOW? Health and happiness are often linked, sometimes even in etymologies. Nowadays euphoria generally refers to happiness, but it derives fr... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Outlandish

    2/3/2020 1:26:08 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 23, 2020 outlandish: adjective Definition: 1: of or relating to another country: foreign 2: a) strikingly out of the ordinary: bizarre b) exceeding proper or reasonable limits or standards 3: remote from civilizatio... Read more

  • Word of the Day: nurture

    2/3/2020 1:21:21 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 22, 2020 nurture: verb Definition: 1: to supply with nourishment 2: educate 3: to further the development of: foster DID YOU KNOW? It's no coincidence that nurture is a synonym of nourish—both are derived from ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: bonhomie

    2/2/2020 1:49:29 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 21, 2020 bonhomie: noun Definition: good-natured easy friendliness DID YOU KNOW? English speakers borrowed bonhomie from French, where the word was created from bonhomme, which means "good-natured man" and is itself a compo... Read more

  • Word of the Day: dauntless

    2/2/2020 1:44:15 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 20, 2020 dauntless: adjective Definition: incapable of being intimidated or subdued: fearless, undaunted DID YOU KNOW? The history of the world is peopled with dauntless men and women who refused to be "subdued" or "tamed" ... Read more

  • Hello February

    2/1/2020 8:13:19 AM, by DELIALAYNE635

    Ok it’s a new month time to up my game and achieve my goals. I haven’t really been sticking with my plan so it’s about time to get serious about my goals, I can and will do this I’ve got this. Today is my day I can do anything I set my mind too. We all have challenges but with persistence we can and... Read more

  • Word of the Day: intercalate

    1/31/2020 2:20:32 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 19, 2020 intercalate: verb Definition: 1: to insert (something, such as a day) in a calendar 2: to insert between or among existing elements or layers DID YOU KNOW? Intercalate was formed from the Latin prefix inter-, mea... Read more

  • Word of the Day: vicarious

    1/31/2020 1:57:12 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 18, 2020 vicarious: adjective Definition: 1: experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another . 2: a) serving instead of someone or something else b) that has been delegat... Read more

  • Feeling Fabulous

    1/30/2020 8:59:12 AM, by DELIALAYNE635

    Even though it seems I’m not making much progress I am feeling fabulous. All I can do is push on and so can you track everything and I mean everything be it good or bad. We have this!!!... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Tontine

    1/30/2020 1:26:42 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 17, 2020 tontine: noun Definition: a joint financial arrangement whereby the participants usually contribute equally to a prize that is awarded entirely to the participant who survives all the others DID YOU KNOW? Tontines ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: hirsute

    1/30/2020 1:20:55 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 16, 2020 hirsute: adjective Definition: 1: hairy 2: covered with coarse stiff hairs DID YOU KNOW? Hirsute has nearly the same spelling and exactly the same meaning as its Latin parent, hirsutus. The word isn't quite one ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: artifice

    1/28/2020 12:44:33 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 15, 2020 artifice: noun Definition: 1: a: clever or artful skill: ingenuity b: an ingenious device or expedient 2: a: an artful stratagem: trick b: false or insincere behavior DID YOU KNOW? Do great act... Read more

  • Word of the Day: lily-livered

    1/28/2020 12:34:55 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 14, 2020 lily-livered: adjective Definition: lacking courage; cowardly DID YOU KNOW? The basis of the word lily-livered lies in an old belief. Years ago, people thought that health and temperament were the products of a bala... Read more

  • Word of the Day: glom

    1/26/2020 10:25:38 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 13, 2020 glom: verb Definition: 1: take, steal 2: seize, catch DID YOU KNOW? It's a classic case of glomming: Americans seized on glaum (a term from Scots dialect that basically means "to grab") and appropriated it as th... Read more

  • Word of the Day: weal

    1/26/2020 10:19:58 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 12, 2020 weal: noun Definition: a sound, healthy, or prosperous state: well-being DID YOU KNOW? Weal is most often used in contexts referring to the general good. One reads, for example, of the "public weal" or the "common... Read more

  • Word of the Day: convoke

    1/25/2020 2:49:57 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 11, 2020 convoke: verb Definition: To call together to a meeting DID YOU KNOW? The Latin noun vox ("voice") and verb vocare ("to call") have given rise to many English words,  including convoke. Other English descendants of ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Elixer

    1/25/2020 2:42:03 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 10, 2020 elixer: noun Definition: 1: a substance held to be capable of changing base metals into gold a substance held to be capable of prolonging life indefinitely cure-all a medical concoction 2: a sweete... Read more

  • Word of the Day: belated

    1/24/2020 3:50:12 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 9, 2020 belated: adjective Definition: 1: delayed beyond the usual time 2: existing or appearing past the normal or proper time Did You Know? Long ago, there was a verb belate, which meant "to make late." From the beginning... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Surfeit

    1/24/2020 3:43:10 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 8, 2020 surfeit: noun Definition: 1: an overabundant supply: excess 2: an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (such as food or drink 3: disgust caused by excess Did You Know? There is an abundance—you co... Read more

  • Word of the Day: dragoon

    1/23/2020 2:40:38 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 7, 2020 dragoon : verb Definition: 1: to subjugate or persecute by harsh use of troops 2: to force into submission or compliance especially by violent measures Did You Know? A dragoon was a mounted European infantryman o... Read more

  • Word of the Day - agrarian

    1/23/2020 2:33:17 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 6, 2020 agrarian : adjective Definition: 1: of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure 2: a: of relating to or characteristic of farmers or their way of life b: organized or designed to promote agricultural inte... Read more

  • Word of the Day - Permutation

    1/21/2020 10:35:00 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 5, 2020 Permutation: noun Definition: 1: Often major or fundamental change (as in character or condition) based primarily on rearrangement of existent elements; also: a form or variety resulting from such change. 2. a: th... Read more

  • Word of the Day: mendacious

    1/21/2020 1:06:49 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 4, 2020 mendacious: adjective Definition: given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth Did You Know? Mendacious and lying have very similar meanings, but the two are not interchang... Read more

  • Word of the Day: foible

    1/21/2020 12:59:47 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 3, 2020 foible : noun Definition: 1: the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and point 2: a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior: weakness Did You Know? In the 1600s, English speakers borrowed th... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Cosmeticize

    1/20/2020 12:16:11 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 2, 2020 cosmeticize : verb Definition: to make (something unpleasant or ugly) superficially attractive Did You Know? Cosmeticize first appeared in print in the early 19th century as a descendant of the nou... Read more