imbroglio , n : A complicated situation; an entanglement.
Word Of The Day Archive
moon shot , n : The launching of a spacecraft or an object to orbit or land on the Moon. (sports) An act of throwing or hitting a ball with a high trajectory. (figuratively) An expensive, hard, or unlikely task of great potential impact.
flerd , n : A mixed group of ruminants, such as sheep and cattle.
hostis humani generis , n : (international law) A person who has committed a criminal act so grave – originally maritime piracy and slave-trading, and now torture as well – that any nation may put on trial and, upon conviction, punish him or her.
unused , adj : (not comparable) Not used. Not accustomed (to), unfamiliar with.
massasauga , n : The rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus, syn. Crotalus catenatus) in the family Viperidae, found in three subspecies. Today is recognized by some people as World Snake Day.
dollop , v : (transitive) To apply haphazardly in generous lumps or scoops. (intransitive) To drip in a viscous form.
galette , n : A type of flat, round cake from France. Short for Breton galette: a crêpe or pancake made with buckwheat flour, and often with a savoury filling, originally from Upper Brittany in France. Happy Bastille Day from all of us at
assassinatrix , n : (rare) A female assassin. On this day in 1793, Charlotte Corday stabbed Jean-Paul Marat to death in his bath. Marat was a leader of the radical Jacobin Club which had played a key role in the Reign of Terror during
haptic , adj : Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile. (computing) Of or relating to haptics (“the study of user interfaces that use the sense of touch”).