/ˈblɒtə/ noun 1 A sheet or pad of blotting paper in a frame, kept on a desk. 2 North American A temporary recording book, especially […] Read More


/ˌɛmpəˈnɑːdə/ noun A Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savoury ingredients and baked or fried. Origin Spanish, feminine past participle […] Read More


/ˌdɪsɛmˈbəʊɡ//ˌdɪsɪmˈbəʊɡ/ verb disembogues, disembogued, disemboguing [no object] rare (of a river or stream) emerge or be discharged into the sea or a larger river.Origin Late […] Read More


/ˌnʌlɪˈbʌɪɪti/ noun The state or condition of existing nowhere; non-existence. Origin Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Wilkins (1614–1672), theologian and natural philosopher. […] Read More


/krɪˈdɛnzə/ [kree-den-zaa] noun A sideboard or cupboard. Origin Late 19th century: Italian, from medieval Latin credentia (see credence). ========== Tom trusted his credenza’s strength enough […] Read More


/pəˈfɪʃnt/ [per-fish-ent] adjective That accomplishes or achieves something; effectual. Origin Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin perficient-, perficiēns, present participle of […] Read More


/pəˈrakrənɪz(ə)m/ noun An error in chronology, especially by assigning too late a date. Origin Mid 17th century: from para- ‘beyond’ + Greek khronos ‘time’ + […] Read More


/ˈɡəʊld(ə)nduːd(ə)l/ noun A dog that is a cross-breed of a golden retriever and a poodle. Origin Early 21st century: blend of golden and labradoodle. ========== […] Read More


/ˈɪnskeɪp/ [ins-cape] noun literary The unique inner nature of a person or object as shown in a work of art, especially a poem. Origin Mid […] Read More


/ˈbʌɪəʊtʃɑː/ [bye-oh-char] noun mass noun Charcoal produced from plant matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. […] Read More