- To exclude (a person) from society or from a community, by not communicating with them or by refusing to acknowledge their presence; to refuse to talk to or associate with; to shun. [W]
‘“Do you guys remember Horton Hears a Who?” Cameron asked, referring to the Dr. Seuss book in which an elephant is ostracized after he discovers a microscopic race that lives on a dust-sized planet called Whoville.‘
- Seemingly well-reasoned or factual, but actually fallacious or insincere; strongly held but false.
- Having an attractive appearance intended to generate a favorable response; deceptively attractive. [W]
‘We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living.’
Word of the Day
adjective1. calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.2. rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.3. happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.4. of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.
noun5. a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.6. any of various kingfishers, especially of the genus Halcyon.