Category: Word of the Day
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.
a subtle quality or difference in tone, meaning, color, or the like; shade.
example: He didn’t grasp the man’s true intentions because he failed to understand the nuances of what he was saying.
synonyms: gradation, shade, shading, subtlety
1. inclined to be merciful or forgiving; lenient.
He was a clement man, but this was beyond his ability to forgive.
2. not very hot, cold, or stormy; mild; temperate.
They took advantage of the clement weather.
ə na mə li
1. an act or instance of differing from the usual pattern, form, or type; peculiarity; abnormality.
The fact that our family did not own a car was an anomaly in the context of the neighborhood we lived in.
2. something that differs in this way.
“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” (Margaret Atwood)
“…I am an anomaly in the system, living proof of how grotesque it is, and every day I mock it gently, deep within my impenetrable self.” (Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog)