Category: Word of the Day
pa li ae nə
1. in an early twentieth-century novel by Eleanor H. Porter, the heroine and title character, who is always happy and optimistic.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a naively or persistently optimistic person.
She is too much of a Pollyanna to really help me find my way out of this mess.
ihn ko iht
1. in an early stage of existence.
example: The inchoate government dealt with the most pressing problems first.
2. partially or imperfectly developed.
example: Their inchoate plan overlooks a number of potentialities.
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transitive verb & intransitive verb
to make or become gray or somewhat gray.
example: Time grizzled his beard.
worl [or] wuhrl
1: a circular arrangement, as of leaves or petals around a center, or a coiled shape.
2: a circular or spiraling movement, as of a current of air, smoke, or water.
3: a single coil of a spiral shell, as of a snail.
4: a single ridge, forming a complete circle, in the center of a fingerprint.
to render part or the whole of (a painting, drawing, or engraving) in dots, points, or dabs.
1: a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.
The artist has used stipple to create the delicate shading in his drawing.
2: a work produced by such a method.