Category Archives: One Word Each Day

One Word Each Day attempts to increase vocabulary knowledge by examining words and their many different layers of definition and meaning.

Abandoning WordPress

Dear Reader, I want to start by thanking you for following this humble blog.  I introduced One Word Each Day WordPress, in part to teach myself how to use the WordPress service. I can appreciate how annoying format changes can … Continue reading

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52. Diaspora

the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland Continue reading

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51. Asymmetric

The term ‘asymmetric warfare’ is used extensively to describe battle operations by Department of Defense Officials. After researching however, I have come to realize that the term has become ubiquitous across many disciplines and sometimes in very interesting ways Continue reading

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50. Portmanteau

…The writer Lewis Carrolls fictitious Humpty-Dumpty proclaims: “You see it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.” Continue reading

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49. Citadel

A Citadel is the smaller more fortified section of a city which makes up its vital core. Used primarily in military terminology it is also and anagram of ‘dialect.’ Continue reading

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#48. Rubric

Seven separate definitions exist for ‘rubric’ according to Wolfram Alpha Engine, ‘rubric’ a throwback term for technical annotation has varied and specialist uses in modern English. Continue reading

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#47. Metacognition

Even before the modern thrust of eastern Yogis began asserting itself on the undercurrents of societal belief, thinkers such as Manly Hall and Alan Watt were softly guiding the reluctant masses to:”think about thinking,” and “separate mind from body,” in both literal and actual sense. Continue reading

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Preposterous

“…Research brought clarity and I now see that the meaning has indeed evolved from the once staid ‘out of order’ context implied by the Latin, to the ‘silly’ definition applied to it today. Pun intended.” Continue reading

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#45. Metamorphosis

“..Mental association is indeed a magic being played upon the mind, but where the spell cast upon ‘faeces’ is the work of unknown sorcery, at least with ‘metamorphosis,’ we have the names of the principal magicians in question.” Continue reading

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43. Dexter & 44. Sinister

Dexter and Sinister featured on the image above from the Rowfant club of Cleveland, are in their proper positions in respect to the Shakespearean line in this case held a beaver rather than a knight. Continue reading

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