Category: Word of the Day
1. perfectly clear; transparent.
We could see the rocks at the bottom of the limpid pool.
2. clear in style or meaning; lucid.
He’s known for his limpid prose.
3. calm and unruffled; placid.
The nun’s limpid gaze had a calming effect on us.
puhr sə nə bəl
pleasing in manner or appearance; friendly; attractive.
She found her boyfriend’s father quite personable, but his mother seemed somewhat cold and humorless.
1. of lumber, having a grain that runs across or diagonally to the length.
2. (informal) stubborn or hard to deal with.
He was a cross-grained man, oppressed by a large family, and he resented the superciliousness which he fancied he saw in Philip. (Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage)
A and B show cross-grained and partially cross-grained wood
1. the width or path cut by one pass of a scythe, mower, or the like.
2. grass, grain, or the like cut and deposited along a line.
3. a long swathlike strip or belt of anything.
From the air, we could see the swath of destruction left behind by the tornado.
Note: The expression “to cut a wide swath” means “to attract considerable attention; make a big impression.”
a director whose films display a distinctive personal style.
Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson can all be regarded as auteurs.