Category: Word of the Day
har bihn j@r
someone or something that signals or foreshadows a later arrival or occurrence; herald; forerunner.
The robin is a harbinger of spring.
The closing down of several newspapers was a harbinger of the dictatorship that was to come.
to give an early sign of (an approaching person or event)
Tremors in the preceding weeks harbingered the massive earthquake.
lI b@r tin
a person who acts without moral restraint or conscience, esp. in sexual behavior.
The pirates were known to be libertines.
acting without restraint; dissolute; amoral.
The behavior of the hippies was considered libertine by members of the surrounding community.
ni @ faIt
a beginner or novice at any activity.
She admitted to being a neophyte at fund-raising and had a lot to learn.
kag n@ shen ti [or] kag n@ sen ti [or] kan ya shen ti
someone who has exceptional knowledge in a given area, esp. of fashion, literature, or the fine arts; connoisseur.
The jazz cognoscenti revere his recordings, but most people have never heard of him.
ae b@ reI sh@n
a deviation from what is considered normal or right; irregularity.
The success of the treatment for these particular patients appears to have been an aberration as no other studies have shown such positive effects.
They detected aberrations in the airplane’s path of flight.