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RSS Idiom of the Day

  • a stab in the back
    A betrayal; an act of treachery. Watch the video
  • be in for a treat
    To be guaranteed to receive or experience something unexpectedly pleasant or beneficial. Watch the video

RSS Word of the Day

  • addendum
    Definition: (noun) Textual matter that is added onto a publication, usually at the end. Synonyms: supplement, postscript. Usage: In his pocket was a bottle, carefully corked, empty save for a little roll of paper, which proved to be the addendum to the log. Discuss
  • somatic
    Definition: (adjective) Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit. Synonyms: corporeal, bodily. Usage: Though anxiety attacks are psychological in nature, they have numerous somatic effects, including palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness.

RSS Word Origins

  • laugh
    deride - From Latin de-, "completely," and ridere, "laugh at." More...keak - To cackle, laugh at. More...fleer - To laugh in a disrespectful or jeering way. More...flizzen - To laugh with the whole face. More...
  • spends
    cabbage pounder - An inept golfer who spends a lot of time in the rough. More...carpet knight - A knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness—knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle. More...mouse potato - A person who spends too much time on the computer, patterned on […]
  • rhetoric
    rhetor - A teacher of rhetoric or a master of it. More...climax - First described propositions in rhetoric, one rising above the other in effectiveness; it comes from Greek klimax, "ladder." More...demagoguery, demagogy - Demagoguery and demagogy are the practices or rhetoric of a demagogue. More...scheme - From Greek skhema, "figure, form," it first referred […]
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