Category: Word of the Day
for beI rəns
1. the act or capability of refraining or holding back.
He had always had a habit of yelling, but his wife’s recent threat to leave him had taught him some forbearance.
2. the quality or an instance of enduring patiently or being tolerant.
My request is unusual, so I ask for your forbearance.
kan stər neI shən
surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
To the consternation of some conservative groups, it was announced that women would no longer be banned from Navy submarines.
k@ nuhn dr@m
a puzzle or problem with a difficult or impossible solution.
Who or what produced these mysterious crop circles is still a conundrum for scientists.
How to continue to provide necessary services to the people without raising taxes has always been a conundrum for the city government.
du plI sih ti
deceitful speech or action.
She was more hurt by her husband’s duplicity–his lying and covering up–than she was by his desire for a divorce.
a twisting of the face to show pain, disgust, or anger.
He took a sip of the medicine with a grimace.
to make a grimace.
She grimaced as I pulled the splinter from her finger.