Posted by: retarigan | June 9, 2015

Word Dictionary [090615]


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

v.tr.
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

Primož Trubar

Primož Trubar

Birthday of the day: Primož Trubar; Primož Trubar ( pronunciation (help·info)) (9 June 1508 – 28 June 1586) was a Slovene protestant reformer, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Slovene Lands, a consolidator of the Slovene language and the author of the first Slovene printed book.

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: 411 BC – The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.

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