Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2018/October

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Word of the day for October 1
ageful adj
  1. Aged, elderly, old.
  2. (rare) Eternal, everlasting.
PointingHand.svg Today is recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of Older Persons to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as ageing and elder abuse.

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Word of the day for October 2
Chanakya n
  1. (India) A shrewd politician or, in general, a cunning person; a Machiavelli.
PointingHand.svg Today is Gandhi Jayanti, a national festival celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi in 1869.

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Word of the day for October 12
good egg n
  1. (Britain, informal, dated) A good person, someone to be trusted; a friend.
PointingHand.svg Today in 2018 is celebrated as World Egg Day by the International Egg Commission.

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Word of the day for October 16
aquaponics n
  1. (agriculture) A sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture with hydroponics, with effluent from the water in which fish are reared being used as nutrition for plants.
PointingHand.svg Today is recognized by the United Nations as World Food Day to highlight the importance of food security and good nutrition, and the need for action against hunger.

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Word of the day for October 20
potsherd n
  1. (often archaeology) A piece of ceramic from pottery, often found on an archaeological site.
PointingHand.svg Today, the third Saturday of October in 2018, is International Archaeology Day.

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Word of the day for October 28
Skyriot n
  1. One of the inhabitants of the Greek island of Skyros.
PointingHand.svg Today is Ohi Day (Anniversary of the “No”) in Greece, which marks the rejection by Ioannis Metaxas of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum in 1940 during World War II to allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory.

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Word of the day for October 31
wendigo n
  1. (mythology) A malevolent and violent cannibal spirit found in Anishinaabe, Ojibwe, and Cree mythology, which is said to inhabit the body of a living person and possess him or her to commit murder.
  2. (attributively) Often in wendigo psychosis: a psychological condition specific to some Native American groups, in which a person in fever-induced delusions believes that he or she is possessed by a cannibalistic wendigo spirit, or in which members of the groups hysterically believe a person to be so possessed.
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