IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for pean
The cry of the child for bread reaches further into the universe than peans sung to kings.Wise or Otherwise|Lydia Leavitt
Yesterday we bowed the knee to Mars; to-day we join in peans to the Prince of Peace.Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association|Intercollegiate Peace Association
British Dictionary definitions for pean (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpiːən) /
a less common US spelling of paean
British Dictionary definitions for pean (2 of 2)
/ (piːn) /
heraldry a fur of sable spotted with or
Word Origin for pean
C16: of uncertain origin
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