Posted by: retarigan | April 9, 2015

Word Dictionary [090415]

Word of the day: admonish
Definition: v. reprove.
Synonyms: warn, discourage, monish
Etymology: ME f. OF amonester ult. f. L admonere (as AD-, monere monit- warn) (more…)

pronunciation: ədˈmɔnɪʃ

from Oxford:admonish
1 reprove.
2 (foll. by to + infin., or that + clause) urge.
3 give advice to.
4 (foll. by of) warn.
Derivatives: admonishment n. admonition n. admonitory adj.
Etymology: ME f. OF amonester ult. f. L admonere (as AD-, monere monit- warn)

from Wordnet: admonish

v 1: admonish or counsel in terms of someone’s behavior; “I warned him not to go too far”;”I warn you against false assumptions”; “She warned him to be quiet” [syn: warn, discourage, monish]
2: warn strongly; put on guard [syn: caution, monish]
3: take to task; “He admonished the child for his bad behavior” [syn: reprove]

Quote of the day: Anyone who thinks there’s safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages. by Irene Peter

John, Cardinal of Lorraine

John, Cardinal of Lorraine

Birthday of the day: John, Cardinal of Lorraine; Jean de Lorraine (April 9, 1498 – May 18, 1550) was a French cardinal, who was archbishop of Reims, Lyon and Narbonne, bishop of Metz, Toul, Verdun, Thérouanne, Luçon, Albi, Valence, Nantes and Agen. He is sometimes known as the cardinal de Lorraine.

Joke of the day: So Bill Gates and the chairman of GM are arguing over which company is better. Bill Gates boast, ‘ If cars grew in technology as fast as computers did, we would be driving v-32 instead of v-8, our cars would get 5000 miles to the gallon, the top speed would be mach seven. Anyway the sticker price for a car would be 50 dollars.’ And which the GM replies, ‘ Sure, but would you really want a car that crashes 4 times a day!’

Thought of the day: Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

Fact of the day: 193 – Lucius Septimius Severus is proclaimed Emperor by his troops in Illyricum (Balkans). He marches with his army (16 legions) to Rome.

Biography of the day: Jessamyn Charity West; Jessamyn Charity West (born September 5, 1968) is a librarian and a former member of the American Library Association Council. Her father is Tom West. She is a self-described ‘anti-capitalist’ who as of 2006 operates the blog She also operates the websites and and is a moderator on MetaFilter. In 2002 Library Journal identified her as a ‘mover and shaker.’’s slogan is ‘putting the rarin’ back in librarian since 1999.’ West characterizes as generally ‘anti-censorship, pro-freedom of speech, pro-porn (for lack of a better way to explain that we don’t find the naked body shameful), anti-globalization, anti-outsourcing, anti-Dr. Laura, pro-freak, pro-social responsibility and just generally pro-information and in favor of the profession getting a better image.’

Article of the day: Ulysses S. Grant; Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and retired after serving in the Mexican–American War. When the Civil War began in 1861, he rejoined the U.S. Army and won major victories at Shiloh and Vicksburg, and in the Chattanooga Campaign. After promotion to Commanding General, Grant confronted Robert E. Lee in a series of bloody battles in Virginia in 1864, trapping Lee’s army in the siege of Petersburg. Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, ended the war. After the war, he implemented Congressional Reconstruction. Elected president in 1868, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism, protect African American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide. In foreign policy, Grant sought to increase American trade and influence, while remaining at peace with the world. His presidency has often come under criticism for tolerating corruption and, in his second term, leading the nation into an economic depression. After an unsuccessful attempt at nomination for a third term in 1880, he completed his memoirs, garnering critical acclaim and financial success.

Did you know: a) that the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, which was signed into law on May 20, gives an additional 165 million USD in funding to the Justice Department to detect and prosecute fraud? b) that the Polish rock band Czerwone Gitary reached the heights of its popularity in the 1960s, and was known as the Polish Beatles? c) that the French fast minelaying cruiser Pluton exploded in Casablanca Harbor, French Morocco, on 13 September 1939 while disembarking fuzed mines? d) that most staff in the Australian Government’s Department of Post-War Reconstruction were young economists who had been conscripted into the Australian Public Service during World War II?



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