Category: Word of the Day
having or exhibiting knowledge of events before they take place.
The old science fiction novel now seems remarkably prescient about the role that computers would come to play in our century.
fə si shəs
not serious; humorous or frivolous.
This is a grave matter, so I don’t appreciate your facetious comments.
aem bI və ləns
1. the presence of conflicting feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, thing, or situation.
She had always thought she would be overjoyed at being offered such an opportunity; therefore, she was surprised at her own ambivalence.
2. the uncertainty or indecision produced by such conflicting feelings.
Ambivalence prevented him from pursuing the matter further.
1. to pull, pinch, or pluck with a sudden, often sharp, twisting movement.
Teasingly, she tweaked his nose.
2. to make a small adjustment or adjustments to; fine-tune.
They tweaked their algorithm so that searching is now more efficient. (more…)