Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Maquiladora"

maquiladora \meh-ki-leh-DO-reh\ (noun) - A US- or foreign-owned assembly plant just south of the US-Mexico border that employs low-cost labor to assemble products and ship them back, usually tariff-free, to the country of origin. "Nathan was ...

Today's Word "Snuggery"

snuggery \SNEHG-ehr-ee\ (noun) - 1 : A snug place, a friendly nook to which someone might retreat or retire for seclusion and comfort; 2 : a snug job position offering security without risk, a sinecure; 3 : (Britain) a small room adjoining ...

Today's Word "Entropy"

entropy \EN-treh-pi\ (noun) - 1 : The measure of energy unavailable for work in a closed system, generally taken to be the degree of systemic disorder; 2 : the tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to degenerate and become inert...

Today's Word "Sapient"

sapient \SEY-pi-yehnt\ (adjective) - Possessed of notable wisdom; sagacious to the point of prescience. The noun is "sapience" and the adverb, "sapiently." It is a somewhat more erudite term for "sagacious." "Jace indicated that he would not ...

Today's Word "Apothegm"

apothegm \AE-peh-them\ (noun) - A terse saying that sums up a philosophical insight or conclusion; a maxim, an aphorism. "Nicola felt that one of Thomas Jefferson's better apothegms was, 'In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters ...

Today's Word "Nescient"

nescient \NE-shent, NE-si-yehnt\ (adjective) - 1 : Ignorant, lacking knowledge; 2 : agnostic, believing that man is incapable of understanding the nature of the universe. "Mr. Frank's heart tightened ever so slightly before yet another sea ...