Pronunciation /ɪnˈdɛmnɪti/ noun indemnities mass noun 1 Security or protection against a loss or other financial burden. 1.1 Security against or exemption from legal liability for one’s actions. 1.2 count noun A sum of money paid as compensation, especially one paid by a country defeated in war as a condition of peace.
Origin Late Middle English from French indemnite, from late Latin indemnitas, from indemnis ‘unhurt, free from loss’.
Insurance is an ordinary person’s indemnity against disaster. In practice, few are made whole.
Pronunciation /ɪnˌsɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ/ noun plural noun insinuendos informal, mainly humorous another term for insinuation
Origin Late 19th century blend of insinuation and innuendo.
Alec dropped so many lame insinuendos about Mark at the party that, by the end, everyone congratulated Mark for keeping so much of Alec’s attention.
A note about process. Almost all of these WotD illustrations are clipart. Some days, like yesterday, the clipart is brand new. Today, I took the easy way out. All of the individual images are from before. The figures are pulled together from those earlier efforts. The combined image is still a bit of work to arrange, but took far less time than some other illustrations.
Awake, breathe deeply, rise. Each day’s start is a fresh surprise. Another day for us to live Is way better than the alternative.
The problem with sharing things which are “tongue-in-cheek” is that people don’t mind if it is my tongue poked in my own cheek, but I’ve found they are a little reluctant to have my tongue in their cheek.
Pronunciation /amˈbrəʊzɪə/ noun mass noun 1 Greek Mythology Roman Mythology The food of the gods. 1.1 Something very pleasing to taste or smell. 2 A fungal product used as food by ambrosia beetles. 3 Another term for bee bread
Origin Mid 16th century via Latin from Greek, ‘elixir of life’, from ambrotos ‘immortal’.
If humans are made in the image of our deities, then, judging from the preferences of school-age children, at least, ambrosia, food of the gods, must be pizza.
In my old age, I’ve moved on to a tasty ice cream sundae.