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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Idiom of the Day: honey-do list

A list or collection of tasks or jobs one has been requested to perform or undertake, especially household duties or jobs, given to a person by his or her spouse or romantic partner.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Idiom of the Day: honest to Pete

Honestly; truly; genuinely. An expression used to emphasize the veracity of one's statement, "Pete" here is a substitution of the word "God," so as to avoid potential blasphemy.

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Honest to Pete, how can I come to office, when I've to tend my sick wife and look after the toddler!
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Word of The Day: insidious
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Definition: (adjective) Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner.

Synonyms: pernicious, subtle.

Usage: He appeared to be recovering, but the insidious disease soon reappeared in his other organs.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Idiom of the Day: home, James (, and don't spare the horses)

A humorous directive for a driver to take one home directly and without delay.

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Home, James, and don't spare the horses, I've to reach in time for my 10th wedding anniversary party!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Word of The Day: ecesis
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Definition: (noun) The successful establishment of a plant or animal species in a habitat.

Synonyms: establishment.

Usage: The ecologists were especially interested in ensuring the ecesis of the endangered species in the wildlife refuge.

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Ecesis of an endangered species is quite difficult, if they are born in captivity.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Idiom of the Day: hold the ring

To monitor or control a conflict or dispute, especially in a neutral or uninvolved manner. Primarily heard in UK.

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The cops held the ring, in a dispute between the celebrity and his neighbours on the issue of blaring music at the party being held in his home.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Word of The Day: homebody
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Definition: (noun) One whose interests center on the home.

Synonyms: stay-at-home.

Usage: He was not merely a homebody, but a true agoraphobic who lived in fear of the outside world.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Word of The Day: journeyman
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Definition: (noun) A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft.

Synonyms: artisan, artificer, craftsman.

Usage: He was a good ten years younger than I was; and, being only a journeyman, his worldly station was below mine.

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The journeyman's carpentry skills impressed his customers.
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Idiom of the Day: an honest mistake

A mistake made unintentionally or unknowingly and without the intention of causing harm; a mistake that anyone might have made in similar circumstances.

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It was an honest mistake that my phone call disturbed your sleep, but how was I supposed to know that you might be sleeping at 1pm!
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Word of The Day: petrous
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Definition: (adjective) Of, relating to, or resembling rock, especially in hardness; stony.

Synonyms: stonelike.

Usage: The veterinarian removed several rounded, petrous objects from the animal's wound.

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Caudal to the temporal lobe is the petrous portion of the temporal bone and the mastoid air cells.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Idiom of the Day: holy crickets

An exclamation of surprise, shock, or astonishment.

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Holy crickets, I passed the examination, in spite of studying just one night before it (examination)!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Word of The Day: propitiate
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Definition: (verb) To conciliate (an offended power).

Synonyms: appease.

Usage: After his grave sin, he tried to propitiate the gods with a sacrifice.

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As the region was afflicted by a severe drought, the people tried to propitiate the rain gods through ritual dance and Shamanic drumming.
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