Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Nov
25
2014

indelible

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In de lə bəl

adjective

1. incapable of being removed or obliterated; permanent.
He was still tortured by indelible memories of the war.
2.making or leaving a permanent mark.
indelible ink

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Nov
24
2014

interstellar

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In tər ste lər

adjective

existing or occurring between or among the stars.

Word Parts

The word interstellar contains the following parts:

inter-  Latin prefix that means between, among
stell     Latin root that means star

synonyms of stell:  astr, aster, astro

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Nov
21
2014

in extremis

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In ihk stre mis
adverb
in extremity (Latin); under extreme circumstances or at the point of death.

“The eyeballs had rolled up and back somewhat, as they mostly do when a hound is in extremis.” (A.J. Dawson, Jan, a Dog and a Romance)

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Nov
20
2014

extremity

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ihk stre mih ti

noun

1. the farthest reach or point of a thing.
The extremities of the field were marked by a fence.
2. the greatest degree or utmost extreme.
At that moment, they felt the extremity of fear.
3. (usu. pl.) the parts of the body extending from the limbs; hands and feet.
Blood circulation in her extremities is rather poor.
4. a condition of extreme danger or distress.
He didn’t understand the extremity of the situation.

 

 

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Nov
18
2014

extremist

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ihk stri mihst
noun
1. a person who takes a radical stand and encourages radical action or thinking, esp. in politics.
The extremists wish to destroy the republic and bring about a return of the monarchy.
2. a person who is a member of an organization that advocates extreme acts or policies.


adjective
of or pertaining to extremists or extreme actions.
Extremist factions are eroding the party’s popularity.

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