Posted by: retarigan | February 11, 2016

Word Dictionary [110216]


Word of the day: retentivity
Definition: n. the power of retaining liquid: “moisture retentivity of
Synonyms: retentiveness, retention
Etymology: ME f. OF retention or L retentio (as RETAIN) (more…)

from Wordnet: retentivity

n : the power of retaining liquid: “moisture retentivity of soil” [syn: retentiveness, retention]

Quote of the day: A great artist is always before his time or behind it. by George Edward Moore

Ladislas of Naples

Ladislas of Naples

Birthday of the day: Ladislas of Naples; Ladislaus the Magnanimous (Italian: Ladislao il Magnanimo di Napoli; 14 July 1376 or 11 February 1377 – 6 August 1414) was King of Naples and titular King of Jerusalem and Sicily, titular Count of Provence and Forcalquier (1386 – 1414), and titular King of Hungary and Dalmatia (1390 – 1414). He was the last male of the senior Angevin line.

Joke of the day: The man charged into the jewelry shop, slammed his fists angrily on the showcase, removed a wristwatch from his pocket and shook it under the nose of the owner. ?You said this watch would last me a lifetime,? he yelled. ?Yeah,? admitted the owner. ?But you looked pretty sick the day you bought it.?

Thought of the day: The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

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