Category: Word of the Day
prə vaI zo
1. a clause that stipulates a condition or restriction in a document, such as a legal agreement or contract.
“The law enforcement proviso extends to law enforcement officers’ acts or omissions that arise within the scope of their employment, regardless of whether the officers are engaged in investigative or law enforcement activity, or are executing a search, seizing evidence, or making an arrest.”
2. a condition, restriction, or stipulation.
He agreed to come with the proviso that he pay for himself.
a private meeting of leaders of a political party to choose candidates or determine policy, or such a group itself.
The candidate chosen at the caucus was the one that everyone expected.
He switched parties and joined the Democratic caucus.
to meet in a caucus.
They will discuss their strategy when they caucus next week.
kan sə miht
1: perfect; complete.
This consummate replica of the Mona Lisa rivals the original in its beauty.
2: supremely skilled.
He was a consummate actor, sought after by the best directors in New York City.
3: of the highest order or degree.
With consummate ineptitude, the surgeon sewed the patient’s severed finger on backwards. (more…)
In tər reg nəm
1. the interval between the end of one reign or regime and the start of another.
2. any period when a state is without a ruler or when the usual functions of government are suspended.
3. any interruption, pause, or gap in the continuity of something.
1. to play (a stringed instrument or a tune) by plucking, esp. idly or repetitiously.
As he spoke, he thrummed his guitar.
2. to drum the fingers on.
She sat thrumming the table and thinking.
1. to pluck, or pluck a tune on, a stringed instrument.
She thrummed on a ukelele.
2. to drum with the fingers.
Impatient, he thrummed on the counter with his fingertips.
a muffled, repetitious sound; thrumming.
When her neighbors play loud music, the thrum of the bass makes her head ache.