Word of the day: karst

noun. karst is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks including limestone, dolomite and gypsum. It is characterized by sinkholes, caves, and underground drainage systems

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Word of the day: tercel

noun. (archaic) male hawk or falcon

Word / Phrase of the day: Hobson’s choice

noun. a choice in which only one option is offered; the choice to take it or leave it

Word of the day: cacoepy

noun. bad or mistaken pronunciation

Word of the day: suriphobia

noun. fear of mice

Word of the day: murage

noun. (archaic)  a tax levied for the construction or maintenance of town walls

Word of the day: beadledom

nounthe world of petty and officious bureaucrats

Word of the day: belvedere

noun. any architectural structure sited to take advantage of a fine or scenic view; a turret, or open shelter on roof that gives a  fine view

Word of the day: onus

noun. burden; responsibility; obligation

Word of the day: penury

noun. extreme poverty; destitution

Word of the day: pellagra

noun. a vitamin deficiency disease most commonly caused by a lack of vitamin B3, niacin

Word of the Day (19/03/12)

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Invective: [in-vek-tiv]

noun.

1. abusive language, expression or discourse.

2. insulting, abusive, or highly critical language.

3. a railing accusation; vituperation.

Synonyms :

abuse, vituperation, insult

(Source: nostalgic-labyrinth)

Word of the day: sang-froid

noun. coolness of mind; calmness; composure

Word of the day: ferule

noun.  an instrument, such as a cane, stick, or flat piece of wood, used in punishing children