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
Origin of red gum1
First recorded in 1590–1610; from earlier red gowm, red gown, alteration of Middle English radegund, redgoun(d) “red pus”
Words nearby red gum
Definition for red gum (2 of 2)
any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus, especially E. camaldulensis, having smooth, gray bark.
the hard, reddish wood of this tree, used for making railroad ties, fence posts, etc.
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Example sentences from the Web for red gum
A short time ago fifteen fine, red-gum logs 16 feet long were received from Sardis, Miss.Seasoning of Wood|Joseph B. Wagner
British Dictionary definitions for red gum
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