Posted by: retarigan | July 9, 2015

Word Dictionary [090715]


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

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr

Birthday of the day: Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr; Thomas West, 3rd and 12th Baron De La Warr (9 July 1577 – 7 June 1618) was the Englishman after whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, an American Indian people and U.S. state, all later called ‘Delaware’, were named.

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!’

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