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Word Of The Day from Wordthink© 1998-2016 by Radok Corporation

Word: Amicable
Meaning: adj. Having a spirit of friendliness; without arguments or serious disagreement. “An amicable agreement between the two firms.”

Word Of The Day from Merriam-Webster© 2016 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

Word: Vulcanize
Meaning: : to treat crude or synthetic rubber or similar plastic material with chemicals to give it useful properties (such as elasticity, strength, and stability)
Example:

"In 1939 [Charles] Cornell invented a safer and more efficient way of patching holes in tires. Previously people put a piece of rubber on the tire and put heat on it as part of the vulcanization process. Cornell discovered a way to use chemicals to vulcanize the patch to the tire without heat, revolutionizing the industry, [Mike] Murray said." — Maria DeVito, The Newark (Ohio) Advocate, 18 Mar. 2017



Word Of The Day from The Free Dictionary© 2016 Farlex, Inc.

Word: pooh-bah
Meaning: (noun) An arrogant or conceited person of importance.
Synonyms: high-muck-a-muck
Usage: The self-appointed pooh-bah of our little society, Shirley oversees every one of our projects and, naturally, nothing ever gets done.

Word Of The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Word: snoot
Meaning: noun: 1. A snob. 2. A nose or snout.
verb tr.: To treat with disdain.
Usage: “Both are snoots sneering down from a pedestal of their own construction.”
Catherine Shoard; Satire to Tortures; The Guardian (London, UK); Sep 12, 2014.

“The young man rose from his stool, walked around the counter, and busted Brother Lester on the snoot with a solid right.”
William W. Johnstone; The Devil’s Cat; Lyrical Press; 2015.

“He is a really good artist. ... if folks snooted at what I do, well, there was always his stuff that they could approve of.”
Hope Holland; What I Did in the Park Last Weekend; Carroll County Times (Westminster, Maryland); Jun 10, 2017.

Thought For The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Thought: We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor. -Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (15 Jan 1929-1968)