Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Avenoir
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) he desire that memory could flow backward. We take it for granted that life moves forward. But you move as a rower moves, facing backwards: you can see where you’ve been, but not where you’re going. And your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It’s hard not to wonder what life would be like facing the other way…

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: ratite
 
Definition: (adj, noun)
 
1) (of a bird) having a flat breastbone without a keel, and so unable to fly.
 
2) any of the mostly large, flightless birds with a ratite breastbone, i.e., the ostrich, rhea, emu, cassowary, and kiwi, together with the extinct moa and elephant bird.
 
Etymology:
 
late 19th century: from Latin ratis ‘raft’ + -ite1.