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.”

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state).

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Lachrymose
Polish translation: zapłakany
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) given to tears or weeping : tearful
2) tending to cause tears : mournful
 
Etymology:
 
mid 17th century (in the sense ‘like tears; liable to exude in drops’): from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima ‘tear.’

Quote of the Day

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
 
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam