Posted by: retarigan | July 6, 2015

Word Dictionary [060715]


Word of the day: pariah
Definition: n. a social outcast.
Synonyms: outcast, castaway, Ishmael
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f. parai drum (more…)

pronunciation: ˈpærɪə

from Oxford
pariah

n.
1 a social outcast.
2 hist. a member of a low caste or of no caste in S. India.
Phrases and idioms:
pariah-dog = PYE-DOG.
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f. parai drum
from Wordnet
pariah

n : a person who is rejected (from society or home) [syn: outcast, castaway, Ishmael]

Quote of the day: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. by Anatole France

Antoine de Jussieu

Antoine de Jussieu

Birthday of the day: Antoine de Jussieu; Antoine de Jussieu (6 July 1686 – 22 April 1758) was a French naturalist.

Joke of the day: Do you believe in life after death?’ the boss asked one of his employees. ‘Yes, sir,’ the clerk replied. ‘That’s good,’ the boss said. ‘After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you.’

Thought of the day: The future starts today, not tomorrow.

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