Posted by: retarigan | January 26, 2016

Word Dictionary [260116]


Word of the day: defy
Definition: v.tr. resist openly; refuse to obey.
Synonyms: withstand, hold, hold up
Etymology: ME f. OF defier f. Rmc (as DIS-, L fidus faithful) (more…)

pronunciation: dɪˈfaɪ

from Oxford: defy

v.tr.  (-ies, -ied)
1 resist openly; refuse to obey.
2 (of a thing) present insuperable obstacles to (defies solution).
3 (foll. by to + infin.) challenge (a person) to do or prove something.
4 archaic challenge to combat.
Etymology: ME f. OF defier f. Rmc (as DIS-, L fidus faithful)

from Wordnet: defy

v 1: resist or confront with resistance; “The politician defied public opinion”; “The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear”; “The bridge held” [syn: withstand, hold, hold up]
  2: elude, esp. in a baffling way; “This behavior defies explanation” [syn: resist, refuse] [ant: lend oneself]
  3: challenge: “I dare you!” [syn: dare]

Quote of the day: A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. by Henri B. Stendhal

Emperor Go-Nara of Japan

Emperor Go-Nara of Japan

Birthday of the day: Emperor Go-Nara of Japan; Emperor Go-Nara’ (後奈良天皇 Go-Nara-tennō) (January 26, 1495 – September 27, 1557) was the 105th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from June 9, 1526 until September 27, 1557, at the end of the Sengoku period. His personal name was Tomohito (知仁).

Joke of the day: A young girl came home from a date looking sad. She told her mother, ‘Charles proposed to me a few minutes ago.’ ‘Then why are you so sad?’ her mother asked. ‘Because he also mentioned he is an atheist. Mom, he doesn’t believe there’s hell!? Her mother replied, ‘Marry him anyway. Between the two of us, we’ll show him how wrong he is.’

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