Word Trivia Word Trivia is a free service of FreeThesaurus.com http://www.freethesaurus.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_trivia.png 120 60 Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/impact //www.freethesaurus.com/impact#2020 fighting fire with fire - Early American settlers had to put out great prairie fires and learned that setting a circle or strip of land on fire could stop the path or lessen the impact of a big fire—giving us the phrase "fighting fire with fire." More...

freezing rain - Rain that freezes on impact with the ground or objects. More...

draw - The billiard ball's recoil after impact. More...

impinge, infringe - To impinge is to come into contact or encroach or have an impact; to infringe is to encroach on a right or privilege or to violate. More...

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Fri, 6 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/sword //www.freethesaurus.com/sword#2020 sheath - Seems to have first been a split stick that a sword could be inserted into. More...

spades - As a suit in a deck of cards, it has nothing to do with spades as tools, but comes from Spanish espada, "sword." More...

spay - A shortening of a French word espeer, meaning "cut with a sword." More...

gladiator, gladiate - The main Latin word for sword was gladius, from which came gladiator; gladiate is an adjective meaning sword-shaped. More...

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Thu, 5 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/paint //www.freethesaurus.com/paint#2020 paint chip - A card showing a color or range of related colors available as paint (especially for walls). More...

pigment - From Latin pingere, "paint," it is a chemical that absorbs only certain colors from white light. More...

picture - Ultimately from Latin pingere, "paint." More...

rouge - Rouge can also be called paint. More...

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