intuit , v : To know intuitively or by immediate perception.
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ununennium , n : The systematic element name for the (as yet undiscovered) chemical element with an atomic number of 119 (symbol Uue).
frangible , adj : Able to be broken; breakable, fragile.
emasculate , v : (transitive) To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate, to geld. (transitive) To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness. (transitive, botany) Of a flower: to deprive of the anthers.
serac , n : Often sérac: a hard, cone-shaped, pale green, strongly flavoured cheese from Switzerland made from skimmed cowmilk and blue fenugreek (Trigonella caerulea); Schabziger, Sapsago. It is usually eaten grated, mixed with butter, or in a fondue. (geography (glaciology)) A sharp tower
obtuse , adj : Intellectually dull or dim-witted. Indirect or circuitous. Of sound, etc.: deadened, muffled, muted. (geometry) Of an angle: greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees. (geometry) Of a triangle: having one obtuse angle. (now chiefly botany, zoology) Not sharp;
windsucker , n : A horse with the habit of windsucking. (archaic) […] The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). (derogatory) A term of abuse.
bolt-on , n : An accessory that can be attached by bolting it on. An additional functionality or service for a mobile telephone subscription.
upcycle , v : (transitive) To convert (waste materials, etc.) into new materials or products of higher quality and greater functionality. (transitive) To promote into a more productive or useful role.
Everester , n : Someone who climbs Mount Everest. New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary died on this day ten years ago in 2008. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount