(wĭd′ər-shĭnz′) or with·er·shins (wĭ th′-)
contrary or counterclockwise direction: “The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins” (Anthony Bailey).
[Middle Low German weddersinnes
from Middle High German widersinnes
back (from Old High German widar
in the direction of (from sin
from Old High German; see sent-
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1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant: a recalcitrant prisoner.
2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate.
3. a recalcitrant person.
[1835–45; < Latin s. of recalcitrant-, recalcitrāns, present participle of to recalcitrāre kick back]
re•cal′ci•trance, re•cal′ci•tran•cy, n.
1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of conscience for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action; qualm.
[1350–1400; Middle English
Late Latin compūnctiō remorse
prick; compare point
adaptation/adjustment, Bipolar Disorder, church/bible, Coping Skills, difficult issues, difficult people, family matters, Heart Disease, Heart Valve Replacement, Life as we know it, Love, medical issues, Nonsense
bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
[C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from to diatribein while away, from dia- + to tribein rub]
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Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, will be held on May 28, 2018. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. The holiday, from latest to earliest, is slightly more likely to fall on May 30, May 28 or May 25 than on May 27 or May 26, and slightly less likely to occur on May 31 or May 29.
feeling of annoyance or mortification
embarrass and annoy; mortify
[C17: from French of chagrin, chagriner, unknown origin]
, ˈchagrined ˈchagrinned adj