Posted by: retarigan | March 8, 2016

Word Dictionary [080316]


Word of the day: clandestine
Definition: adj. surreptitious, secret.
Synonyms: cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
Etymology: F clandestin or L clandestinus f. clam secretly (more…)

pronunciation: klænˈdestɪn

from Oxford: clandestine

adj.  surreptitious, secret.
Derivatives: clandestinely adv. clandestinity n.
Etymology: F clandestin or L clandestinus f.  clam secretly

from Wordnet: clandestine

adj : conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; “clandestine intelligence operations”; “cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines”; “hole-and-corner intrigue”; “secret missions”; “a secret agent”; “secret sales of arms”; “surreptitious mobilization of troops”; “an undercover investigation”; “underground resistance” [syn: cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet(p), secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground]

Quote of the day: Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. by Arnold Bennett

Birthday of the day: John III, Duke of Brittany; John III the Good (in Breton Yann III, in French Jean III) (8 March 1286 – 30 April 1341) was duke of Brittany, from 1312 to his death. He was son of Duke Arthur II and Mary of Limoges, his first wife.

Joke of the day: Two barbershops were in red-hot competition. One put up a sign advertising haircuts for 7-dollars. His competitor put up one that read, ‘We repair 7-dollars hair cuts.’

Thought of the day: Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

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