Category: Word of the Day
plu tə kraet
1: a member of a wealthy ruling class.
2: anyone having great influence because of wealth.
In krə mənt
1: a rise or addition in number or value, often small.
Every year the employees receive a wage increment.
2: one of several successive increases or movements forward.
The weight is increased in precise increments.
3: something received or added.
And every year, every month, came some new increment to human achievement, a new country opened up, new mines, new scientific discoveries, a new machine!
(The War in the Air, Wells, H.G.)
vaek yu əs
1. lacking any content; empty.
The only solution was to try to unmake the world, to make it black and silent and uninhabited again, to return to the moment before the Big Bang, in the beginning when there was the Word, and to live in that vacuous uncreated space alone with the Word. (John Green, The Fault in Our Stars)
2. characterized by lack of intelligence or serious intent; devoid of ideas or emotion.
Could men with such vacuous grins, such an air of imbecile good-nature, be capable of acting wisely in any terrible crisis? (M. E. Braddon, Phantom Fortune, a Novel)
rae kan tuhr
one who is talented in storytelling.
example: He was not only a comedian; he was a raconteur who could captivate his audience with a tale.
nae sənt [or] neI sənt
coming into being or starting to develop.
Since the cease-fire, people’s hearts have been filled with nascent hope for a complete end to the war.