Word(s) of the day


  1. (n.) a type of open shoe, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it
  2. (n.) a sudden and complete change of plans or opinion
  3. (v.) to change a plan completely
  4. (v.) move with a flapping sound or motion.

“she flip-flopped off the porch in battered trainers”
“the candidate flip-flopped on a number of issues”

stay put

remain somewhere without moving or being moved.

“she told Clarissa to stay put”


(of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly.
“a pheasant flapped its wings”

be agitated or panicky.
“it’s all right, Mother, don’t flap”

a thin, flat piece of cloth, paper, metal, etc. that is hinged or attached on one side only and covers an opening or hangs down from something.
“the flap of the envelope”

an act of flapping something, typically a wing or arm, up and down or from side to side.
“the surviving bird made a few final despairing flaps”


a punishment or fate that someone deserves.
“he got his comeuppance in the end”


(of a person or animal) give a loud, harsh, piercing cry.
“she hit her brother, causing him to screech with pain”
make a loud, harsh, squealing noise.
“the car drove off at speed, its tyres screeching”
move rapidly with a loud, harsh, squealing noise.
“the van screeched round a bend at speed”


climb or move in an awkward and laborious way, typically using both hands and feet.
They clambered over/up the rocks.
I clambered into/onto the bus.
“I clambered out of the trench”


(n.) a small, thin, narrow piece of something cut or split off a larger piece.
“a sliver of cheese”

(v.) cut or break (something) into small, thin, narrow pieces.
“slivered almonds”


obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, and intolerant towards other people’s beliefs and practices.
“a bigoted group of reactionaries”


(especially of a country or its leader) having or showing poor leadership or organization.
“a tinpot dictator”
What was the good of a BA from that tinpot university anyway?


In a burning, blistering, hot manner. (figuratively) Harshly; mercilessly. a searingly honest appraisal of her career prospects.

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  1. vinay varman says:

    bigoted adherents

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