Word of the Day – Deep-six

Word of the Day : May 6, 2021 Deep-six verb DEEP-SIKS Definition 1 : to get rid of : discard, eliminate 2 slang : to throw overboard Did you know? Before the introduction of shipboard sonar, water depth was measured by hand with a sounding line. This was generally a rope weighted at one end, with bits of leather called marks tied on at intervals to … Continue reading Word of the Day – Deep-six

Word of the Day – Sprightly

Word of the Day : May 5, 2021 Sprightly adjective SPRYTE-lee Definition 1 : marked by a gay lightness and vivacity : spirited 2 : having a distinctively piquant taste : zesty Did you know? Sprightly comes from spright, an archaic version of the word we now use for an elf or fairy: sprite. Ariel from William Shakespeare's The Tempest and the leprechaun of Irish mythology are … Continue reading Word of the Day – Sprightly

Word of the Day – Amicable

Word of the Day : April 29, 2021 Amicable adjective AM-ih-kuh-bul Definition : characterized by friendly goodwill : peaceable Did you know? Amicable showed up in the English language in the 15th century, ushered in by writers who had such a love of Latin that they were using a literary form of the language, now called Late Latin, when all the other … Continue reading Word of the Day – Amicable