Category: Word of the Day
ae də maen tin [or] ae də maen tihn
1. made of, resembling, or having the hardness of adamant*.
2. firmly decided or fixed; unyielding; adamant.
It was fruitless to plead with someone known for his adamantine will.
neb yə lə
1. a cloud of interstellar dust or gas or both, that may appear as either a light or dark mass depending on how it absorbs, reflects, or re-emits incident radiation.
2. a similar luminous mass of stars too far away to be seen as individual bodies; galactic nebula.
Word History Nebula is a Latin word that means “cloud or mist.” It entered the English language in the 1500s as a term for the clouding of the eye we now call a “cataract.” In the 1700s, “nebula” became a term in astronomy.
In tər ste lər
existing or occurring between or among the stars.
She was poring over the recipes adapted to the arduous conditions of interstellar flight. (Stanislaw Lem, Solaris)
a robot or machine having human characteristics.
“I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I’m not human. I don’t think that happens to most androids.” (Marissa Meyer, Glitches)
te lə kə ni sihs
a scientifically inexplicable power to move objects without physical contact, as by means of psychic forces.
“I try to use my telekinesis to pull Nine towards me, but he doesn’t budge. Five’s telekinetic grip is too powerful. (Pittacus Lore)