Posted by: retarigan | June 2, 2015

Word Dictionary [020615]


Word of the day: bane
Definition: n. the cause of ruin or trouble; the curse (esp. the bane of one’s life).
Synonyms: curse, scourge, nemesis
Etymology: OE bana f. Gmc (more…)

pronunciation: beɪn

from Oxford: bane

n.
1 the cause of ruin or trouble; the curse (esp. the bane of one’s life).
2 poet. ruin; woe.
3 archaic (except in comb.) poison (ratsbane).
Derivatives: baneful adj. banefully adv.
Etymology: OE bana f. Gmc

from Wordnet: bane

n : something causes misery or death; “the bane of my life” [syn: curse, scourge, nemesis]

Quote of the day: All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. This I did. by T. E. Lawrence

Pope Leo XI

Pope Leo XI

Birthday of the day: Pope Leo XI; Pope Leo XI (2 June 1535 – 27 April 1605), born Alessandro Ottaviano de’ Medici, was Pope from 1 April 1605 to 27 April of the same year.

Joke of the day: TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water? SARAH: ‘HIJKLMNO’! TEACHER: What are you talking about? SARAH: Yesterday you said its H to O!

Thought of the day: Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Fact of the day: 455 – Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks

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