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Untitled January 27, 2012
2. To win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
3. To make compatible; reconcile.
4. To become agreeable or reconciled. “Mrs. Dombey,” said Mr. Dombey, resuming as much as he could of his
arrogant composure, “you will not conciliate me, or turn me from any
purpose, by this course of conduct.”
— Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
But this was sufficient, and served to conciliate the good will of the
natives, with whom our congeniality of sentiment on this point did
more towards inspiring a friendly feeling than anything else that
could have happened.
— Herman Melville, Typee
Conciliate comes from the Latin word conciliāre meaning “to bring
together.” It is related to the words council and calendar. Read the full entry | See synonyms | Comment on today’s word | Suggest
Word of the Day for Monday, December 5, 2011 December 5, 2011
2. The process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like. What we found were three hundred pristine, mostly level acres with a
forty-five-acre pond, completely undeveloped, covered with exquisite
wildflowers and frondescence.
— Paul Newman, In Pursuit of the Common Good
I now become aware of the sound of rumbling water, emanating from
somewhere inside the rain forest next to my tropical rest stop. I
approach the wet and abundant frondescence of the forest.
— Richard Wyatt, Fathers of Myth
Frondescence is from the Latin root frondēre meaning “to have leaves.”
It is clearly related to frond meaning “leaves.”
Word of the Day for Friday, December 2, 2011 December 2, 2011
“what’s all this bobbery for, if I may ask…”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
Kicked up the most delightful bobbery that had ever been witnessed!
— Anthony Trollope, Is He Popenjoy? A Novel
Bobbery, unexpectedly, is from the Hindu phrase bap re meaning “O
father!” It was first recorded in print in 1816 in The Grand Master
Word of the Day for Thursday, December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011
altruistic \al-troo-IS-tik\, adjective:
1. Unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others.
I thought you were an altruistic banker, nothing more, nothing less. A civic-minded altruistic banker.
— Inman Majors, The Millionaires: A Novel
An altruistic act is an act performed for the welfare of others. It is unselfish, as opposed to an act performed for self, which is selfish.
— Jack London, The Sea-Wolf
Altruistic was coined in 1830 by philosopher Auguste Comte. It originates in the French word altrui meaning “of or to others” from the Latin word alteri meaning “other.”
Happy Late New Years!!!!! January 30, 2011
Omg hello viewers!!! 😛 its a new year for us!!!!!! 2011
There will be some cool and strange dates this year (year, month, day)…
11/1/1, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, 11/11/1
Ohh and BTW take the last tow numbers of ur b-day and add the age ur gonna turn this year… didja get 111?
EXAMPLE (not real bday!!!):
1981 + 30= 111
Ohh my!!! :O lemme no wat u got by leaving a comment!!! 🙂