Category: Word of the Day
of or pertaining to a reddish or reddish brown color.
flo jI stan
a nonexistent chemical that was once believed to be the cause of combustion and to be released by anything burning.
As we have seen, Priestley, in 1774, had discovered oxygen, or “dephlogisticated air.” Furthermore, he postulated the theory that combustion was not due to any such illusive thing as “phlogiston,” since this did not exist, and it seemed to him that the phenomena of combustion heretofore attributed to phlogiston could be explained by the action of the new element oxygen and heat. Edward Huntington Williams – A History of Science — Volume 4
sI tIng duhk
an especially vulnerable person or thing; easy target.
That skinny little boy is a sitting duck for the bully.
sihn tI lə
a tiny amount; trace.
There was not a scintilla of truth in the rumor.
sI zəm [or] skI zəm
a division into factions with opposing beliefs, esp. in a Christian church.
The eleventh-century schism divided the Christian Church into what became the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.