Word Trivia Word Trivia is a free service of FreeThesaurus.com http://www.freethesaurus.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_trivia.png 120 60 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/powder //www.freethesaurus.com/powder#2020 elixir - Derives from Arabic al-'iksir, "the powder for drying wounds." More...

kohl - A powder used to darken the eyes, it is from ancient Arabic and Egyptian times. More...

loaded for bear - Dating from the mid-1800s, it alludes to the heavy charge of powder or lead that hunters use for large animals, such as bears. More...

take a powder - Comes from "take a runout powder," with powder meaning "impetus, rush; impetuosity." More...

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Wed, 18 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/sleeping //www.freethesaurus.com/sleeping#2020 cubicle - Originally a small room for sleeping—from Latin cumb, "lie down"—that was separated from a larger room. More...

breakfast - Literally means "breaking the fast"—of the night, as it is the first meal after sleeping. More...

dormition - A peaceful and painless death, as well as the act of sleeping or falling asleep. More...

incubate, incubation - Latin incubare, the source of incubate, literally meant "lie down on"; incubation once had the sense of sleeping in a sacred place or temple for oracular purposes. More...

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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/inherent //www.freethesaurus.com/inherent#2020 imminent, immanent - Imminent is "about to happen" and immanent is "inherent" or "pervading the material world." More...

intrinsic - Latin intrinsecus, "on the inside," came to be the English intrinsic, "inner, internal" and "inherent." More...

proper - First meant "inherent, intrinsic." More...

innate, inherent - The word innate means "inborn" and should apply to living things; inherent is "essential, intrinsic" and applies best to nonliving things like ideas. More...

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