Word of the Day

Illogical

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

|i(l)ˈläjikəl|

adjective
lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning: an illogical fear of the supernatural.

DERIVATIVES
illogicality |i(l)ˌläjiˈkalitē| noun (pl. illogicalities) .
illogically |-ik(ə)lē| adverb

What do you consider illogical?

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Hangar

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

|ˈhaNGər|

noun
a large building with extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft.
verb [ with obj. ] (usu. be hangared)
place or store in a hangar: the army choppers that were hangared out at Springs.

DERIVATIVES
hangarage |-rij| noun

ORIGIN late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘shelter’): from French; probably from Germanic bases meaning ‘hamlet’ and ‘enclosure.’

Do you own a hangar?

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Misdemeanour

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

misdemeanor |ˈmisdiˌmēnər| (Brit.misdemeanour)

noun
a minor wrongdoing: the player can expect a lengthy suspension for his latest misdemeanor.
• Law a nonindictable offense, regarded in the US (and formerly in the UK) as less serious than a felony.

What was your last misdemeanour?

Word of the Day

Fuxking

Fuxking is like the fox king except the fox king is fucking with you. In other words, it’s when someone is doing something very sly in front of you. But it’s so clever that the snake is considered a king. A fox king. Get it. Nah, I’m just fuxking with you. 

Thank you Christie Maragos for this fantastic word.

Who are you fuxking?

Word of the Day

Suffer

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

|ˈsəfər|

verb [ with obj. ]
1 experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant): he’d suffered intense pain | [ no obj. ] : he’d suffered a great deal since his arrest.
• [ no obj. ] (suffer from) be affected by or subject to (an illness or ailment): his daughter suffered from agoraphobia.
• [ no obj. ] become or appear worse in quality: his relationship with Anne did suffer.
• [ no obj. ] archaic undergo martyrdom or execution.
2 dated tolerate: France will no longer suffer the existing government.
• allow (someone) to do something: [ with obj. and infinitive ] : my conscience would not suffer me to accept any more.

PHRASES
not suffer fools gladly be impatient or intolerant toward people one regards as foolish or unintelligent.[with biblical allusion to 2 Cor. 11–19.]

DERIVATIVES
sufferable |ˈsəf(ə)rəbəl| adjective.
sufferer |ˈsəf(ə)rər| noun suffer ( sense 1)
ORIGIN Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French suffrir, from Latin sufferre, from sub- ‘from below’ + ferre ‘to bear.’

What have you been made to suffer for?

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Other

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

|ˈəT͟Hər|

adjective & pronoun
1 used to refer to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about: [ as adj. ] : stick the camera on a tripod or some other means of support | other people found her difficult | [ as pronoun ] : a language unrelated to any other.
• the alternative of two: [ as adj. ] : the other side of the page | [ as pronoun ] : flinging up first one arm and then the other | one or the other of them is bound to be a liar.
• those remaining in a group; those not already mentioned: [ as adj. ] : they took the other three away in an ambulance | [ as pronoun ] : Fred set off and the others followed.
2 further; additional: [ as adj. ] : one other word of advice | [ as pronoun ] : reporting three stories and rewriting three others.
3 (the Other) [ pronoun ] Philosophy & Sociology that which is distinct from, different from, or opposite to something or oneself.

verb [ with obj. ]
view or treat (a person or group of people) as intrinsically different from and alien to oneself: a critique of the ways in which the elderly are othered by society.

PHRASES
no other archaic nothing else: we can do no other.
other than [ with negative or in questions ] apart from; except: he claims not to own anything other than his home. • differently or different from; otherwise than: there is no suggestion that we are to take this other than literally.
on the other hand see hand.
the other day (or night, week, etc.)a few days (or nights, weeks, etc.) ago.
someone (or something or somehow, etc.) or other some unspecified or unknown person, thing, manner, etc. (used to express vagueness or uncertainty): they were protesting about something or other.

ORIGIN Old English ōther, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German ander, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘different.’

Do you believe in the other?

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Repair

When something’s broken, you put it in repair

Tweak it, fix it, with love and care

But some things take time to repair

Some things need to heal the tear

But no matter if it’s here or there,

it will be repaired

Just be patient while I move the air

and share

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

|riˈpe(ə)r|

verb 

with obj. ]fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault): faulty electrical appliances should be repaired by an electrician.• make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it: an operation to repair damage to his neck.• put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation): the new government moved quickly to repair relations with the USA.

noun 

the action of fixing or mending something: the truck was beyond repair| the abandoned house they bought needs repairs.• a result of fixing or mending: a coat of French polish was brushed over the repair.• the relative physical condition of an object: the existing hospital is in a bad state of repair.

DERIVATIVES repairable adjective.

repairer noun

ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparare, from re- back + parare make ready.

repair 2 |riˈpe(ə)r|

verb 

no obj. ] (repair toformal or humorousgo to (a place), esp. in company: we repaired to the tranquility of a nearby cafe.

noun archaic 

frequent or habitual visiting of a place: she exhorted repair to the church.• a place that is frequently visited or occupied: the repairs of wild beasts.

ORIGIN Middle English: from Old French repairer, from late Latinrepatriare return to one’s country (see repatriate.

What have you put in repair?

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Mislead

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

 |misˈlēd|

verb (past and past participle misled) [ with obj. ]
cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression about someone or something: the government misled the public about the road’s environmental impact.

DERIVATIVES
misleader noun

Do you mislead people?

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Marquetry

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

 |ˈmärkətrē| (also marqueterie or marquetery)

noun
inlaid work made from small pieces of variously colored wood or other materials, used chiefly for the decoration of furniture.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from French marqueterie, from marqueter ‘to variegate.’

Have you created any marquetry furniture that should be marketed?

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Grave

Mac Dictionary’s definition:

|grāv|

noun
a place of burial for a dead body, typically a hole dug in the ground and marked by a stone or mound: the coffin was lowered into the grave.
• (the grave) used as an allusive term for death: life beyond the grave.
• a place where a broken piece of machinery or other discarded object lies: lift the aircraft from its watery grave.

PHRASES
dig one’s own grave do something foolish that causes one to fail or be ruined.
(as) silent (or quiet) as the grave extremely quiet.
take the (or one’s, etc.) secret to the grave die without revealing a secret.
turn (also turn over) in one’s grave used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress to someone who is now dead: Bach must be turning in his grave at the vulgarities of the twentieth century.

ORIGIN Old English græf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch graf and German Grab .

grave 2 |grāv|

adjective
giving cause for alarm; serious: a matter of grave concern.
• serious or solemn in manner or appearance; somber: his face was grave.

noun
|also gräv| another term for grave accent.

DERIVATIVES
gravely adverb.
graveness noun

ORIGIN late 15th cent. (originally of a wound in the sense ‘severe, serious’): from Old French grave or Latin gravis ‘heavy, serious.’
grave 3 |grāv|

verb (past participle graven |ˈgrāvən| or graved) [ with obj. ] archaic
engrave (an inscription or image) on a surface.
• literary fix (something) indelibly in the mind: the times are graven on my memory.

ORIGIN Old English grafan‘dig,’ of Germanic origin; related to German graben,Dutch graven ‘dig’ and German begraben ‘bury,’ also to grave1 and groove.

grave 4 |grāv|

verb [ with obj. ] historical
clean (a ship’s bottom) by burning off the accretions and then tarring it.

ORIGIN late Middle English: perhaps from French dialect grave, variant of Old French greve ‘shore’ (because originally the ship would have been run aground).

grave 5 |ˈgräˌvā|

adverb & adjectiveMusic
(as a direction) slowly; with solemnity.

ORIGIN Italian, ‘slowl.’

What was the last grave event you experienced?