Posted by: retarigan | June 1, 2015

Word Dictionary [310515]


Word of the day: promiscuous
Definition: adj. of mixed and indiscriminate composition or kinds; indiscriminate.
Synonyms: easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton,
Etymology: L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix) (more…)

pronunciation: prəˈmɪskjuəs

from Oxford: promiscuous

adj.
1 a (of a person) having frequent and diverse sexual relationships, esp. transient ones. b (of sexual relationships) of this kind.
2 of mixed and indiscriminate composition or kinds; indiscriminate (promiscuous hospitality).
3 colloq. carelessly irregular; casual.
Derivatives: promiscuity n. promiscuously adv. promiscuousness n.
Etymology: L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix)

from Wordnet: promiscuous

adj 1: not selective of a single class or person; “Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money”
2: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; “her easy virtue”; “he was told to avoid loose (or light) women”; “wanton behavior” [syn: easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton]

Quote of the day: A library doesn’t need windows. A library is a window. by Stewart Brand

Manuel I of Portugal

Manuel I of Portugal

Birthday of the day: Manuel I of Portugal; Manuel I (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐnuˈɛɫ]; Archaic Portuguese: Manoel I, English: Emmanuel I), the Fortunate (Port. o Venturoso), 14th king of Portugal and the Algarves (Alcochete, May 31, 1469 – December 13, 1521 in Lisbon) was the son of Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu, (1433 – 1470), by his wife, Infanta Beatriz of Portugal.

Joke of the day: A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to go faster. As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him. ‘There’s no way they can catch a Mercedes,’ he thought to himself and went faster. The needle hit 90, 100…. Then the reality of the situation hit him. ‘What am I doing?’ he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word and examined it and the car. ‘It’s been a long day, this is the end of my shift and it’s Friday the 13th. I don’t feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven’t heard before, you can go.’ The guy thinks for a second and says, ‘Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back!’ ‘Have a nice weekend,’ said the officer.

Thought of the day: Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

Fact of the day: 1279 BC – Ramesses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

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