# Word for the Day

problematic   Something problematic poses a problem or causes difficulties. Your ambitions to become the next great leader of Spain are great, but your inability to speak Spanish might prove problematic.   Around 1600, the word problematical was shortened and problematic was born. Perhaps they wanted to make it less problematic for spellers. It’s an adjective that means tough, hard to solve,…


# Word for the Day

ubiquitous   It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere! When something seems like it’s present in all places at the same time, reach for the adjective ubiquitous.   “Cities like Singapore aim to cloak themselves in ubiquitous, free Wi-Fi in the next few years,” The Wall Street Journal reported recently — meaning that those savvy Singaporeans will find a…