Quick entries: W, X, Y, Z

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Wait for the other shoe to drop: to wait for something to happen, especially an event precipitated … [Read more...]

Quick entries: U-V

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Udder vs. utter: Udder: a baglike mammary organ that secretes milk, characteristic of cows and … [Read more...]

Quick entries: T

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Tabula rasa: Latin for blank slate. In English, it refers to (1) a mind without preconceived … [Read more...]

Quick entries: S

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Salience: Saliency is far less common and has no meanings of its own. Sanction: an antagonym, … [Read more...]

Quick entries: R

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Radios: not radioes. Rainwater: The one-word spelling is accepted, but it is commonly … [Read more...]

Quick entries: P-Q

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Paediatrics vs. pediatrics: pediatrics in North America; paediatrics outside North America. The … [Read more...]

Quick entries: O

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Oasis: plural oases. Off (first off, second off, etc.): First off, second off, etc. mean the … [Read more...]

Quick entries: N

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Nascent: just coming into existence, emerging, or being born. Nemesis: (1) an agent of … [Read more...]

Quick entries: M

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Machiavellian: marked by cunning trickery, especially in politics or government. Machine gun … [Read more...]

Quick entries: J, K, L

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been well researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Jam: One's jam is a song, especially one that is soulful or has a beat, that has special meaning, … [Read more...]

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