Category: Word of the Day
to strike and rebound from another object or surface (usu. fol. by off).
The baseball caromed off the wall.
1. a pentagon-shaped portion of a rampart or fortification that projects outward.
From the bastion of the castle, they could see the army advancing.
2. a fortified or well-protected position or area.
From their bastion, the armed prisoners fired on police.
3. something that acts as a safeguard for a principle or idea.
We consider our Constitution a bastion of justice.
mez mə raIz
to induce a hypnotic trance in; hypnotize.
The psychiatrist spoke in a lulling voice when he mesmerized his patients.
to hold the attention or compel the obedience of, as though by hypnotism; fascinate; enthrall.
The children were mesmerized by the magic show.
yu to pi ə
(often cap.) an imagined or proposed place or society that is ideal, esp. in its laws, ethics, and customs.
In his vision of utopia, there would be no inequality or poverty.
kwihk sa tihk
absurdly and impractically gallant or idealistic.
His quixotic plan to become the hero of the people by establishing farms in the desert was ill-conceived.