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  • land of plenty
    A fictional or imagined utopian place where there is an abundance of everything needed to survive and flourish. Watch the video
  • don't shoot the messenger
    Don't get angry at or punish someone who is simply delivering bad or undesirable news, as he or she is not responsible for it. Watch the video

RSS Word of the Day

  • monotonous
    Definition: (adjective) Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety. Synonyms: humdrum. Usage: Spending eight hours a day on an assembly line is monotonous work, but I am grateful to have a job. Discuss
  • headstrong
    Definition: (adjective) Determined to have one's own way. Synonyms: stubborn, willful, obstinate. Usage: Every man is in his youth impetuous, headstrong, and obstinate in maintaining his own opinion.

RSS Word Origins

  • ranch
    biscuit shooter - A waitress at a lunch counter or a cook on a ranch. More...dude, dude ranch - A dude is a city-dweller, especially one vacationing on a ranch—hence, dude ranch. More...ranch dressing - A creamy buttermilk-based dressing with garlic and other spices and herbs, developed at Hidden Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara in […]
  • twigs
    drey - A squirrel's nest of twigs in a tree. More...broom - Was first called a besom, but evolved because many of them were made of twigs from the wild broom shrub. More...lop - The smaller branches and twigs of a tree. More...whiskers - Originally the word for a bundle of feathers, twigs, etc. used […]
  • justice
    high court - A supreme court of justice. More...attain - First meant "bring to justice." More...revenge, justice - Revenge is personal and justice is societal. More...blind justice - The Greek statue for justice is wearing a blindfold so she cannot see the bribes being offered to her, hence blind justice. More...
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