Word(s) of the day


causing great horror or fear.


to cause something to stop working in the usual or expected way.
“Fears about Japan roiled world financial markets last week.”
“The immigration debate has roiled the country for more than a year.”

[US] make (someone) annoyed or irritated.


put a leash on (a dog).


offend the modesty or values of.

“she was affronted by his familiarity”


make a harsh, grating noise.

“my breath rasped in my throat”


ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.

“they beseeched him to stay”


the back of a person’s neck.

out of whack

out of order; not working.

“all their calculations were out of whack

double over

to suddenly bend forward and down, usually because of pain or laughter.

“A sudden, sharp pain made him double over.”


  • having a loud reverberating sound
    “a plangent roar”
  • having an expressive and especially plaintive quality
    plangent lyrics”

be at a crossroads

to be at a stage in your life when you have to make a very important decision

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