Word of the Day

Word of the Day

tune-up

Definition: Exercising in preparation for strenuous activity.
Synonyms: warm-up,
prolusion




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Idiom of the Day

scare story

A story or rumor that makes something seem more serious, dreadful, or terrifying than it really is.




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Today’s Holiday

Dominica Independence Day

On this day in 1978, Dominica gained independence from Britain as it became a member of the Commonwealth. It is celebrated as a national holiday for three days, including November 3.
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Quote of the Day
Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as the result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915)




Word Trivia

Today’s topic: staff

baguette – Means "little rod" and is derived from Latin baculum, "staff, stick." More…

dough – As in money, it almost certainly came from bread (another slang term for it), because bread is the staff of life. More…

staff – From Germanic stabaz, "stick"; its sense as "employees" is probably an allusion to the carrying of a staff of office by a person in charge. More…

miter, mitre, crosier – The tall, pointy hat of a bishop or abbot is the miter/mitre—from Greek mitra, "headdress"; a crosier is a bishop's staff. More…




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