Category: Word of the Day
1. to go over, along, or through; cover or cross.
We traversed the county in one day.
The terrain was rough and we traversed only ten miles.
2. to go back and forth over or along; cross and recross.
We traversed the stream as it meandered through the valley.
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suhb tər fyuj
a stratagem or artifice used to hide, avoid, or deceive.
Pretending to be ill was a subterfuge; she simply wished to avoid taking an exam she wasn’t prepared for.
1. a narrow channel of water between two larger bodies.
The Bering Strait separates Alaska from Russia.
2. (usu. pl.) a condition or position of need, distress, or constraint.
She is in difficult straits these days without a job.
The nation’s economy was in dire straits after the war.
He would never have asked for the money if he had not been in desperate straits.
Bering Strait (NASA image)
hae pi go luh ki
trusting one’s well-being or success to luck; carefree.
He was happy-go-lucky even during hard times.
synonyms: blithe, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, insouciant, lighthearted
faUn tən hed
1. a spring in which a stream has its origin.
2. the origin or primary source of anything.
“For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.”
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)