Posted by: retarigan | April 9, 2016

Word Dictionary [090416]


Word of the day: admonish
Definition: v. reprove.
Synonyms: warn, discourage, monish
Etymology: ME f. OF amonester ult. f. L admonere (as AD-, monere monit- warn) (more…)

pronunciation: ədˈmɔnɪʃ

from Oxford: admonish

v.tr.
1 reprove.
2 (foll. by to + infin., or that + clause) urge.
3 give advice to.
4 (foll. by of) warn.
Derivatives: admonishment n.  admonition n.  admonitory adj.
Etymology: ME f. OF amonester ult. f. L admonere (as AD-, monere monit- warn)

from Wordnet: admonish

v 1: admonish or counsel in terms of someone’s behavior; “I warned him not to go too far”;”I warn you against false assumptions”; “She warned him to be quiet” [syn: warn, discourage, monish]
  2: warn strongly; put on guard [syn: caution, monish]
  3: take to task; “He admonished the child for his bad behavior” [syn: reprove]

Quote of the day: Anyone who thinks there’s safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages. by Irene Peter

John, Cardinal of Lorraine

John, Cardinal of Lorraine

Birthday of the day: John, Cardinal of Lorraine; Jean de Lorraine (April 9, 1498 – May 18, 1550) was a French cardinal, who was archbishop of Reims, Lyon and Narbonne, bishop of Metz, Toul, Verdun, Thérouanne, Luçon, Albi, Valence, Nantes and Agen. He is sometimes known as the cardinal de Lorraine.

Joke of the day: So Bill Gates and the chairman of GM are arguing over which company is better. Bill Gates boast, ‘ If cars grew in technology as fast as computers did, we would be driving v-32 instead of v-8, our cars would get 5000 miles to the gallon, the top speed would be mach seven. Anyway the sticker price for a car would be 50 dollars.’ And which the GM replies, ‘ Sure, but would you really want a car that crashes 4 times a day!’

Thought of the day: Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

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