New Word: Impeachment

Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official definitively from office; it is similar to an indictment in criminal law, and thus it is essentially the statement...

Natsukashii

Natsukashii–a Japanese word with a complex meaning–that wistful sense of longing; an appreciation of beauty laced with a sadness at its transience For example, at the end of the summer, I felt sort of nostalgic and a tiny bit sad remembering the summers of...

Cooperation

This is our word of the week and our character-building word of the month. co·op·er·ate kōˈäpəˌrāt verb verb: cooperate; – act jointly; work toward the same end. “the leaders promised to cooperate in ending the civil war” – assist someone or...

Hydrology–Word of the Week

Hydrology is the study of the properties of water; especially of its movement in relation to land. My neighbor is learning about hydrology as he mops up all the water that flowed into his basement after a 3 inch rainfall in mid-July. We studied hydrology while damming...

Word of the Week

Roilverb (used with object) 1. to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment. 2. to disturb or disquiet; irritate; vex: as in: “to be roiled by a delay”. or “roiling masses of voters” verb (used without object) 3. to move or...