Word of the day: diligent
Definition: adj. careful and steady in application to one’s work or duties.
Etymology: ME f. OF f. L diligens assiduous, part. of diligere love, take delight in (as DI-(2), legere choose) (more…)
from Oxford: diligent
1 careful and steady in application to one’s work or duties.
2 showing care and effort.
Derivatives: diligently adv.
Etymology: ME f. OF f. L diligens assiduous, part. of diligere love, take delight in (as DI-(2), legere choose)
from Wordnet: diligent
adj 1: quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; “a diligent (or patient) worker”; “with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business” [syn: persevering]
2: characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks; “a diligent detective investigates all clues”; “a diligent search of the files” [ant: negligent]
Quote of the day: Lost time is never found again. by Benjamin Franklin
Birthday of the day: Richard Aungerville; Richard de Bury (24 January 1287 – 14 April 1345), also known as Richard Aungerville (or Aungervyle), was an English writer, bibliophile, Benedictine monk and bishop. He was a patron of learning, and one of the first English collectors of books. He is chiefly remembered for his Philobiblon, written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books. The ‘Philobiblon’ is considered the earliest books to discuss librarianship in-depth.
Joke of the day: A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, ‘This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.’ The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, ‘Which do you want, son?’ The boy takes the quarters and leaves. ‘What did I tell you?’ said the barber. ‘That kid never learns!’ Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. ‘Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?’ The boy licked his cone and replied, ‘Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!’
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