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Word of the Day


Definition: Weak or lacking in courage; cowardly.
Synonyms: chickenhearted, yellow-bellied

Article of the Day

Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

laze about

To relax or spend time idly; to do nothing or very little.

This Day in History

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Today's Holiday

Omizutori Matsuri

Omizutori Matsuri is marked by religious rites that have been observed for 12 centuries at the Buddhist Todaiji Temple in the city of Nara, Japan. During this period of meditative rituals in the first two weeks of March, the drone of recited sutras and the sound of blowing conchs echo from the temple. On March 12, young monks on the temple gallery brandish burning pine-branches, shaking off burning pieces. Spectators below try to catch the sparks, believing they have magic power against evil. On March 13, the ceremony of drawing water is observed to the accompaniment of ancient music. More...

Quote of the Day
Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome...It's a relief then to deal with a man who isn't quite so delightful but a little more sincere.
W. Somerset Maugham

Word Trivia

Today's topic: horror

horrible, horror, horrid - Horrible, horror, and horrid are from Latin horrere, "stand on end" (hair) or "tremble, shudder," and the original sense of horrid was "bristly, shaggy, rough." More...

horrific, horrendous, horrible, horrid - In decreasing degree of horror: horrific, horrendous, horrible, horrid. More...

pant - The shock that makes you "gasp" is behind the word pant, from Latin phantasiare, "gasp in horror." More...

terror, horror - Terror is stronger than horror, though it usually lasts for a shorter time. More...

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