Archive for New-to-me Words

rimu

According to MW3, "rimu" is "a tall New Zealand timber tree." It's a Maori word. I probably won't post too many plant names in this blog; as when playing Fictionary,...

numeeja

[...] and remember the heady days when numeeja was all the rage. --Boo.com dusts down website for June relaunch, The Register, 24 January 2006 Never heard the term before....

cingulate gyrus

...we found increased activation in brain regions [including...] posterior cingulate gyrus activation in post-therapy response to forgivability judgments. [...] Empathic and forgivability judgments activate specific regions of the human...

dashpot

Dashpots are mechanical piston/cylinder devices used to control velocity, dampen vibration, or absorb end of stroke shock. Generically, they are devices that dissipate energy as heat by forcing a...