aventurine A kind of brownish glass containing gold-coloured spangles. (mineralogy, by extension) A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica. http://bit.ly/30EF3hM n
lunar Of, pertaining to, or resembling the Moon (that is, Luna, the Earth's moon); Lunar. Shaped like a crescent moon; lunate. (chiefly historical) (Believed to be) influenced by the Moon or the moon of another planet, as in character, growth, or properties. (alchemy, chemistry, historical) Of or pertaining to silver (which was symbolically associated with … Continue reading Word of the day.
tall order (originally US, idiomatic) A big job; a difficult challenge. http://bit.ly/32A9VSv n
get someone's goat (informal) To annoy or infuriate someone. http://bit.ly/30DQ7vO v
chancellor A senior secretary or official with administrative or legal duties, sometimes in charge of some area of government such as finance or justice. The head of the government in some German-speaking countries. (Christianity) A senior record keeper of a cathedral; a senior legal officer for a bishop or diocese in charge of hearing cases … Continue reading Word of the day.
wristlet An elastic band worn to keep a glove from slipping off the wrist. A decorative band or bracelet that encircles the wearer's wrist; especially, a closely knitted one to keep it warm; a muffetee. A small handbag with a short strap for attaching it to the wearer's wrist. A handcuff. http://bit.ly/2YVKt7F n
kombu Edible kelp (“a type of brown seaweed”) (from the class Phaeophyceae) used in East Asian cuisine. Today, the third Monday in July in 2019, is 海の日 (Umi no Hi) or Marine Day in Japan, a public holiday for giving thanks for the ocean’s bounty and for recognizing its importance to Japan as an island … Continue reading Word of the day.
l'esprit de l'escalier The phenomenon when a conversational rejoinder or remark only occurs to someone after the opportunity to make it has passed. Today is Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille that took place on this day 230 years ago in 1789. http://bit.ly/2jLk25s n
calvous (formal, medicine, rare) Lacking most or all of one's hair; bald, hairless. (botany, rare) Lacking bristles or pappuses. The calvous British actor Sir Patrick Stewart was born on this day in 1940. http://bit.ly/2l8Tz1W adj
abeyant Being in a state of abeyance; suspended. http://bit.ly/2YR0hbI adj