Word a Day va·tic·i·na·tion \-ˌti-sə-ˈnā-shən\ noun 1 : prediction 2 : the act of prophesying Examples the myopic prewar vaticinations that the conflict would be brief and relatively painless First use: 1603 Synonyms: auguring, augury, bodement, cast, forecast, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, presaging, prognosis, prognostic, prognosticating, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy), soothsaying, prediction
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Word a Day pre·dic·tion \pri-ˈdik-shən\
nightlife night⋅life /nɑjtlɑjf/ noun The entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion. syn: night life The activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.) • a futile search for intelligent nightlife • in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs. syn: night life
Kerf [kurf] -noun 1. A cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood. 2. Mining, a deep cut a few inches high, used to undermine a portion of a coal or mineral seam. 3. The act of cutting or carving. Origin: Before 1000; Middle English kerf, kirf, Old […]