Category Archives: Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Roboreous

Roboreous:Oaklike“Trump stood roboreous, unswayed in the storm of insults.”

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Word of the Day: Aposematism

Aposematism:

Warning colours indicating the unprofitability of an attack.

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Word of the Day: Steelmanning

Steelmanning

The art of addressing the best form of the other person’s argument, even if it’s not the one they presented.

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Word of the Day: Anythingarianism

Anythingarianism, n

The fact or phenomenon of not holding any fixed or established beliefs; (also) the rejection of all fixed or established beliefs, regarded (often humorously) as a creed or philosophy.

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Word of the Day: Obtest

obtestv. to call heaven to witness; to protest against

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Word of the Day: Ataraxia

Ataraxia

A pleasure that comes when the mind is at rest.

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Word of the Day: Jolabokaflod

Jolabokaflod

Icelandic for “Christmas book flood”

“The culture of giving books as presents is very deeply rooted in how families perceive Christmas as a holiday. Normally, we give the presents on the night of the 24th and people spend the night reading.”

http://publishingperspectives.com/2016/12/holiday-retail-iceland-jolabokaflod/

I really must visit Iceland next year. It sounds like my kind of place.

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