Posted by: retarigan | May 8, 2016

Word Dictionary [080516]


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

Joanna I of Auvergne

Joanna I of Auvergne

Birthday of the day: Joanna I of Auvergne; Joan I of Auvergne (8 May 1326 – 29 September 1360, Chateau d’Argilly) was the daughter of William XII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, by his wife Marguerite d’Évreux (the sister of Philip III of Navarre). She was Queen consort of France by her marriage to King John II.

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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