Word of the day – Brainiac

Word of the Day : December 3, 2020 Brainiac noun BRAY-nee-ak Definition : a very intelligent person Did you know? As Superman fans know, Brainiac was the superintelligent villain in the Action Comics series and its spin-offs. His name is a portmanteau of brain and maniac. (For those who believe it comes from a 1950s "computer kit," fly here, but come back.) You … Continue reading Word of the day – Brainiac

Word of the day – Tyro

Word of the Day : December 2, 2020 Tyro noun TYE-roh Definition : a beginner in learning : novice Did you know? The word tyro is hardly a newcomer to Western language. It comes from the Latin tiro, which means "young soldier," "new recruit," or more generally, "novice." The word was sometimes spelled tyro as early as Medieval Latin, and can be spelled tyro or tiro in English … Continue reading Word of the day – Tyro

Word of the day – Ambient

Word of the Day : November 30, 2020 Ambient adjective AM-bee-unt Definition 1 : existing or present on all sides : encompassing 2 of electronic music : quiet and relaxing with melodies that repeat many times Did you know? Biologists explore the effects of ambient light on plants; acoustics experts try to control ambient sound; and meteorologists study ambient pressure, air, or … Continue reading Word of the day – Ambient