Tag Archives: vocabulary

friggatriskaidekaphobia

the fear of Fridays when they happen to be the 13th day of the month


peanutopolis

defined by Snickers as (a noun meaning) “A state of mind making you feel very strong and powerful, almost mayor-like.”


metamerism

when the same color appears different under various lighting conditions


free online translation dictionaries

here: http://www.freedict.com/ 

useful if trying translate from Afrikaans, Danish Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, or Swedish to English or vice versa


nougatocity

defined by Snickers as (a noun meaning) “A heightened yet fleeting state of accomplishment that makes you realize how unbelievably unmotivated you normally are.”


floccinaucinihilipilification

[FLOCK-si-NO-si-NY-HIL-i-PIL-i-fi-KAY-shuhn]

[noun] meaning: estimating something as worthless


Free Rice

food for thought turns into thought for food as well

“FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.”

http://www.freerice.com/

I’ve been at the website today, got to 1300 grains of rice, with my highest & current vocab level at 36


A.W.A.D.

http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html 

A Word A Day, I’ve subscribed to the free newsletter for quite some time, but will part with it for now, in the interest of saving e-mail space & since I can check their website instead, what’s so awesome about the American/English language is its mega variety of words, it’s extensive vocabulary, with ingredients from loads of other languages