grisly , adj : Horrifyingly repellent; gruesome, terrifying.
Word Of The Day Archive
come together , v : (intransitive) To assemble, to congregate. (intransitive, figuratively) To harmonize socially; to come to an amicable agreement; to ally or band together. […]
pomerium , n : (historical, Roman Empire) The tract of land denoting the formal, sacral ambit of a Roman city. Today is Ferragosto, a public holiday in Italy. The term derives from the Latin feriae Augusti (holidays of the Emperor Augustus), and is said
rupee , n : The common name for the monetary currencies used in modern India, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, the Seychelles, or Sri Lanka, often abbreviated ₨. A silver coin circulating in India between the 16th and 20th centuries, weighing one tola (formerly 170–180 troy grains;
sinistromanual , adj : Left-handed. Today is celebrated by some people as International Lefthanders Day.
gunmetal , n : (historical) A type of bronze used for making cannons. An alloy of 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc, originally used for making guns. A dark grey or bluish-grey colour; gunmetal-grey. American gunmaker Eliphalet Remington, who founded the Remington Arms
find oneself , v : (idiomatic) To learn, or attempt to learn, what kind of person one is and what one wants in life. (idiomatic) To unexpectedly or unintentionally begin to do or experience something. (idiomatic) To be in a particular state of mind.
adroit , adj : Deft, dexterous, or skillful.
merlion , n : (Singapore) An imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, which is one of the national symbols of Singapore. Today is Singapore’s National Day, which commemorates the nation’s independence from Malaysia in 1965.
filch , v : (transitive) To illegally take possession of (especially items of low value); to pilfer, to steal. The Great Train Robbery took place at Bridego Railway Bridge, in Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, on this day in 1963. Most of the over £2.6