Tag Archives: 4th century BC

word: intimate


intimate 

Definition: (verb) To indicate or make known indirectly.
Synonyms: hint, imply, suggest
Usage: The young gentleman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical. Discuss.

quotation: We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet. E. M. Forster


We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

word: orphic


orphic 

Definition: (adjective) Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding.
Synonyms: occult, mysterious, mystical, secret
Usage: The orphic symbols on the tome could only be deciphered by the blind wizard. Discuss.