Quote of the Day
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Things to Learn from Life’s Little Instruction Book
576. Order a seed catalog. Read it on the day of the first snowfall.
577. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
579. Pack a compass and the Nature Company’s pocket survival tool when hiking in unfamiliar territory.
riposte
 ri-POHST   , noun;
1. a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult .
2. Fencing . a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.
verb:
1. to make a riposte.
2. to reply or retaliate.

Portuguese Word of the Day (from http://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/today/portuguese.html)

Portuguese word: prefeito
English translation: mayor
Part of speech: noun
Portuguese example: Quem é o prefeito do Rio de Janeiro?
English example: Who’s the mayor of Rio de Janeiro?


Spanish Word of the Day (from http://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/today/spanish.html)

Spanish word: precioso
English translation: beautiful
Part of speech: adjective
Spanish example: Estás preciosa con ese vestido.
English example: You look beautiful in that dress.


French Word of the Day (from http://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/today/french.html)

French word: Main-d’oeuvre
English translation: manual labor
Part of speech: noun
French example: Malgré tout les progrès de la technologie, nous aurons toujours besoin de main-d’oeuvre.
English example: In spite of all the technological progress, we will always need manual labor.