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

Word: Progeny
Meaning: n.pl. 1. Something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue. 2. A result of creative effort; a product.

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

Word: Legerdemain
Meaning: 1 : sleight of hand
Example:

"An example of Mr. Northam's political legerdemain is his tax proposal, which avoided the minefields of income or sales tax increases. Instead, he suggested hiking the gas tax while scrapping mandatory annual vehicle inspections and halving vehicle registration fees." — The Washington Post, editorial, 20 Dec. 2019



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

Word: immensity
Meaning: (noun) Unusual largeness in size or extent or number.
Synonyms: vastness, enormousness, grandness, greatness, wideness
Usage: This projectile was but an atom in the immensity of the ocean.

Word Of The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Word: redshirt
Meaning:
noun:A college athlete who practices with the team, but does not take part in official games.
verb tr., intr.:1. To extend eligibility by a year by making an athlete practice, but not participate, in official games.
 2. To delay enrolling a child by a year to avoid their being one of the youngest in the class.

Usage: “‘Nothing new.’ John shrugged. ‘School’s going well, football, too.’
‘He’s a redshirt this year, isn’t he?’
‘He is. It’ll give him an extra year of eligibility.’”
Karen Kingsbury; A Time to Embrace; Thomas Nelson; 2010.

“My own son was born in August, so he is a prime candidate for redshirting. ... We’re not going to be holding him back, though.”
Leah McLaren; Holding Children Back Is Not the Right Start; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Sep 11, 2015.

Thought For The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Thought: In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America, and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter, and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. -Peter Singer, philosopher and professor of bioethics (b. 6 Jul 1946)