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WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
ElflocksELF-lahksPart of speech: plural nounOrigin: Old English, late 16th century
1A tangled mass of hair.
 
Examples of Elflocks in a sentence “She woke from her nap with a head full of elflocks.” “When my hair gets long it always looks like elflocks.”

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
WhetstonehWET-stohnPart of speech: nounOrigin: Old English, 12th century
1A fine-grained stone used for sharpening cutting tools.
 
Examples of Whetstone in a sentence “‘A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.’ ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones” “He bought his own whetstone so he could keep his kitchen knives razor sharp.”

Word of the Day

WORD OF THE DAY
Sustainabilitysə-stayn-ə-BIL-ə-deePart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, 1970s
1The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.2Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.
 
Examples of Sustainability in a sentence “Sustainability of the fish population in the lake is our goal.” “Reducing single-use plastics is an important element of environmental sustainability.”