Posted by: retarigan | May 6, 2016

Word Dictionary [060516]


Word of the day: pariah
Definition: n. a social outcast.
Synonyms: outcast, castaway, Ishmael
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f. parai drum (more…)

pronunciation: ˈpærɪə

from Oxford: pariah

n.
1 a social outcast.
2 hist. a member of a low caste or of no caste in S. India.
Phrases and idioms: pariah-dog = PYE-DOG.
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f.  parai drum

from Wordnet: pariah

n : a person who is rejected (from society or home) [syn: outcast, castaway, Ishmael]

Quote of the day: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. by Anatole France

Pope Marcellus II

Pope Marcellus II

Birthday of the day: Pope Marcellus II; Pope Marcellus II (6 May 1501 – 1 May 1555), born Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi, was Pope from 9 April 1555 to 1 May 1555, succeeding Pope Julius III. Before his accession as Pope he had been Cardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. He was the last Pope not to change his name on his accession, and the last pope numbered anything less than IV before John Paul I.

Joke of the day: Do you believe in life after death?’ the boss asked one of his employees. ‘Yes, sir,’ the clerk replied. ‘That’s good,’ the boss said. ‘After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you.’

Thought of the day: The future starts today, not tomorrow.

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