Category: Word of the Day
1. showing no emotion; blank and expressionless.
As a comedian, he’s known for his deadpan style.
Her usually lively face now wore a deadpan expression.
the fixed or permanent weight of a structure that exerts a uniform, constant pressure on the supports. (Cf. live load.)
The roof of your house is a dead load, while people walking around inside it are a live load.
1.on a tree, branches or sections of trunk that are dead.
We should trim the deadwood on that tree.
2. unproductive persons or burdensome things that hinder the smooth function or progress of an enterprise.
The new manager’s first task was to get rid of the deadwood among the workers.
Im prə keI shən
a curse, uttered or thought of.
The prisoner muttered imprecations at the guards as they returned him to his cell.
for tih tud
strength, endurance, and patience in the face of adversity or temptation.
He possessed the emotional fortitude necessary to operate on badly wounded soldiers week after week.