Archive for the ‘Word of the day’ Category

So here I am writing my marketing paper and I come across this word in an article i found in the NY times. This word really made me feel like there is a silver lining to every thing and that people will continue to make up silly things even in the roughest of times. Recessionista. […]

Posted by: Raine Before anyone says anything, I will admit that our ‘word of the day’ section is less ‘word of the day’ and more ‘word of the many days between the last word of the day and this one’. So sorry, but that’s the way it is. Consider it more exciting… when is the […]

Mandate 1: an authoritative command ; especially : a formal order from a superior court or official to an inferior one 2: an authorization to act given to a representative <accepted the mandate of the people 3 a: an order or commission granted by the League of Nations to a member nation for the establishment of a responsible government over a former German colony or […]

addendum Pronunciation: \ə-ˈden-dəm\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural ad·den·da \-ˈden-də\ also ad·den·dums Etymology: Latin, neuter of addendus, gerundive of addere Date: 1684 1 : a thing added : addition 2 : a supplement to a book —often used in plural but singular in construction

Vernacular Etymology: Latin vernaculus native, from verna slave born in the master’s house, native Date:1601 1 a: using a language or dialect native to a region or country rather than a literary, cultured, or foreign language b: of, relating to, or being a nonstandard language or dialect of a place, region, or country c: of, relating to, or being the normal spoken form of […]