Posted by: retarigan | February 29, 2016

Word Dictionary [290216]


Word of the day: circumspect
Definition: adj. wary, cautious; taking everything into account.
Synonyms: discreet
Etymology: ME f. L circumspicere circumspect- (as CIRCUM-, specere spect- look) (more…)

pronunciation: ˈsə:kəmspekt

from Oxford: circumspect

adj.  wary, cautious; taking everything into account.
Derivatives: circumspection n.  circumspectly adv.
Etymology: ME f. L circumspicere circumspect- (as CIRCUM-, specere spect- look)

from Wordnet: circumspect

adj : heedful of potential consequences; “circumspect actions”; “physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use”; “a discreet investor” [syn: discreet]

Quote of the day: A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat. by Erma Bombeck

Pope Paul III

Pope Paul III

Birthday of the day: Pope Paul III; Pope Paul III (29 February 1468 – 10 November 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1534 to his death in 1549. He came to the papal throne in an era following the sack of Rome in 1527 and rife with uncertainties in the Catholic Church following the Protestant Reformation. During his reign, and in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, new Catholic religious orders and societies, such as the Jesuits, the Theatines, the Barnabites and the Congregation of the Oratory, attracted a popular following and he convened the Council of Trent in 1545. He was a significant patron of the arts and employed nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. It is to Pope Paul III that Nicolaus Copernicus dedicated De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres).

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