Word of the Day — Archive Page #11

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June 7, 2022
63%    38%    #85 votes

What does pindan mean?

Pindan is a name given to the red-soil country of the south-western Kimberley region of Western Australia. The term comes from a local language and applies both to the soil and to the vegetation community associated with it.

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June 6, 2022
68%    32%    #71 votes

What does sylvan mean?

sylvan, silvan(adj)
a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods

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June 5, 2022
65%    35%    #62 votes

What does azimuth mean?

azimuth, AZ(noun)
the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian

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June 4, 2022
74%    26%    #90 votes

What does sciamachy mean?

shadow-boxing; fighting that is futile or make-believe

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June 3, 2022
69%    31%    #79 votes

What does cenote mean?

A deep natural well or sinkhole, especially in Central America, formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes ground water underneath, and sometimes used by the ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings.

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June 2, 2022
68%    32%    #99 votes

What does ferrule mean?

ferrule, collet(noun)
a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting

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June 1, 2022
74%    26%    #73 votes

What does reconnoiter mean?

scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitre(verb)
explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

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