Posted by: retarigan | March 24, 2016

Word Dictionary [240316]


Word of the day: diligent
Definition: adj. careful and steady in application to one’s work or duties.
Synonyms: persevering
Etymology: ME f. OF f. L diligens assiduous, part. of diligere love, take delight in (as DI-(2), legere choose) (more…)

pronunciation: ˈdɪlɪdʒənt

from Oxford: diligent

adj.
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

Georg Agricola

Georg Agricola

Birthday of the day: Georg Agricola; Georgius Agricola (24 March 1494 – 21 November 1555) was a German scholar and scientist. Known as ‘the father of mineralogy’, he was born at Glauchau in Saxony. His real name was Georg Pawer; Agricola is the Latinised version of his name, Pawer/(Bauer) meaning farmer. He is best known for his book De Re Metallica.

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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