WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Raconteur
ra-ˌkän-ˈtər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, early 19th century
1

A storyteller

2

One who seems to have an anecdote for every occasion

Examples of Raconteur in a sentence

“She was more than a performer — between songs, she shared fascinating stories like a modern-day raconteur.”

“Someone needs to tell Mr. Smith that we need a geology professor, not a raconteur with a story for every situation.”

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WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Raconteur
ra-ˌkän-ˈtər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, early 19th century
1

A storyteller

2

One who seems to have an anecdote for every occasion

Examples of Raconteur in a sentence

“She was more than a performer — between songs, she shared fascinating stories like a modern-day raconteur.”

“Someone needs to tell Mr. Smith that we need a geology professor, not a raconteur with a story for every situation.”

Word of the day

Cloister

audio for word of the day[klȯi-stər]
Part of speech: verb
  • to seclude from the world
  • to surround with the intention of secluding

About Cloister

The word cloister was first used as a noun in the 13th century, and it referred to a convent or monastery. Over time, it came to be used as a verb to describe what many monks did at the time — hide themselves among their peers and away from the world.

Did you Know?

The word “cloister” originally described a convent, monastery, or other religious location where dedicated religious servants hid themselves from the world.

audio for word of the day[klȯi-stər]
Part of speech: verb
  • to seclude from the world
  • to surround with the intention of secluding

About Cloister

The word cloister was first used as a noun in the 13th century, and it referred to a convent or monastery. Over time, it came to be used as a verb to describe what many monks did at the time — hide themselves among their peers and away from the world.

Did you Know?

The word “cloister” originally described a convent, monastery, or other religious location where dedicated religious servants hid themselves from the world.

Word of the Day

WORD OF THE DAY
Miasma
mī-ˈaz-mə
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Ancient Greek
1

An unpleasant atmosphere

2

A poisonous, gaseous or noxious cloud

Examples of Miasma in a sentence

“Breaking out of the miasma of poverty is no easy task.”

“The miasma left behind by the sewage truck made us all cover our mouths and noses.”