Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Jeopardy! has won more awards than any other game show in the U.S. The show has taken home 30 Emmys and a Peabody Award.

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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Nescience
 
Pronunciation: \ˈne-sh(ē-)ənt, ˈnē-, -sē-ənt\
 
Definition: (noun, adj)
 
1) lack of knowledge; ignorance.
2) agnosticism.
 
Etymology: Late Middle English: from Latin nescient- ‘not knowing’, from the verb nescire, from ne- ‘not’ + scire ‘know’.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Onus
 
Pronunciation: OH-nuss
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) burden
2) a disagreeable necessity : obligation
3) blame
4) stigma
 
Etymology: mid 17th century: from Latin, literally ‘load or burden.’

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Equivoque
 
Pronunciation: /ˈekwəvōk,ˈēkwəˌvōk/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2) a play on words; pun.
3) double meaning; ambiguity.
 
Etymology: Equivoque entered English in the late 1300s, and was originally spelled equivoc. It derives from the Late Latin term aequivocus meaning “ambiguous.”