Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Word A Day

I've been silent lately. Sorry about that. This summer has been a busy one! But I wanted to point you toward a great reference tool I've been using for many months now.

A Word A Day is an e-mail service of Wordsmith.org that sends you a new word (and its definition and usage) every day. Usually each week has a theme as well. For instance, this week we're learning "words with hidden animals". Today's word is:

perihelion (per-i-HEE-lee-uhn_, -HEEL-yun) noun

The point in the orbit of a celestial body that is nearest to the sun.

[From Greek peri- (around, near) + helios (sun). The point farthest from
the sun is called aphelion, from apo- (away).]

If you can get a friend to sign up with you, then it's even better because you can each challenge each other to use the day's word in a sentence.

Subscribe to Word A Day by following this link. It's very easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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