A.Word.A.Day

Recently, an acquaintance of mine, invited me to join Wordsmith.Org -- : the magic of words. By subscribing to this site, you receive a "word" along with its pronunciation, meaning, etymology, usage and thought for the day.
Example:-
WORD: lepidopterology
PRONUNCIATION:
(lep-i-dop-tuh-ROL-uh-jee)
MEANING:
noun: The study of butterflies and moths.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek lepido- (scale) + pteron (wing, feather), ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly) that also gave us feather, petition, compete, and perpetual.
USAGE:
"Mr. Sokolenko's exhibition comes at a time when Nabokov's reputation is on an upswing in the rarefied world of lepidopterology. During his lifetime some lepidopterists, perhaps jealous of his literary fame, carped about his lack of formal training."
Alexander Osipovich; St. Petersburg Exhibition Shows Nabokov Under (and Behind) a Microscope; The New York Times; Jul 26, 2006.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men have slow reflexes. In general it takes several generations later for them to understand. -Stanislaw J. Lec, poet and aphorist (1909-1966)

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4 comments:

  1. I tried 2 times and I still can't pronounce the darn word :P

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  2. i hate those science words,coz i just use them anywhere ;P

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  3. i too was subscribed to this kinda site. but then later in nepal i cudnt check my email every day and my mail box was flooded with word of the day. bu its a good way to improve vocab.
    i love learning new wrds

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  4. Thats really good.
    I liked the quote at the end though.

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