Posted by: retarigan | December 29, 2015

Word Dictionary [281215]


Word of the day: discreet
Definition: adj. a circumspect in speech or action, esp. to avoid social disgrace or embarrassment. b tactful; trustworthy.
Synonyms: discerning
Etymology: ME f. OF discret -ete f. L discretus separate (as DIS-, cretus past part. of cernere sift), with LL sense f. its derivative discretio discernment (more…)

pronunciation: dɪsˈkri:t

from Oxford: discreet

adj.  (discreeter, discreetest)
1 a circumspect in speech or action, esp. to avoid social disgrace or embarrassment.  b tactful; trustworthy.
2 unobtrusive (a discreet touch of rouge).
Derivatives: discreetly adv.  discreetness n.
Etymology: ME f. OF discret -ete f. L discretus separate (as DIS-, cretus past part. of cernere sift), with LL sense f. its derivative discretio discernment

from Wordnet: discreet

adj 1: marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; “his trusted discreet aide”; “a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace [ant: indiscreet]
    2: unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; “a discerning editor”; “a discreet silence” [syn: discerning]
    3: heedful of potential consequences; “circumspect actions”; “physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use”; “a discreet investor” [syn: circumspect]

Quote of the day: A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. by Josh Billings

Emperor Rokujō

Emperor Rokujō

Birthday of the day: Emperor Rokujō; Emperor Rokujō (六条天皇 Rokujō-tennō) (December 28, 1164 – August 23, 1176) was the 79th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1165 through 1168.

Joke of the day: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. ‘Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.’ Watson replied, ‘I see millions and millions of stars.’ ‘What does that tell you?’ Holmes asked. Watson pondered for a minute. ‘Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?’ Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. ‘Watson, you idiot. Somebody has stolen our tent!’

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