Dictionary.com/migrate Usage Note: Migrate, which is used of people and animals, sometimes implies a lack of permanent settlement, especially as a result of seasonal or periodic movement. Emigrate and immigrate are used only of people and imply a permanent move, generally across a political boundary. Emigrate describes the move relative to the point of departure: … [Read More »]
Dictionary.com/assurance – A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge – Freedom from doubt; certainty – Self-confidence.
Dictionary.com/pragmatism A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems
I’m disappointed … Dictionary.com does not have an entry for the word ‘prat’ in it (other than an American slang reference for “the buttocks”). My trusty copy of the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary gets it right: prat n. colloq a silly or foolish person I suspect you may need to pay for Dictionary.com’s premium service … [Read More »]
I figured I would use this section to define words that I’ve looked up, thought about the usage of, or just simply found amusing, annoying or astounding – something to “improve one’s word power” (to use a Readers Digestism). If a picture paints a thousand words, and I can’t paint, well then I guess I’m … [Read More »]