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# Word for the Day

Peaceful or Happy… halcyon   An old man watching his grandchildren play might look back fondly on his halcyon days, remembering the peaceful, happy time of his youth.   The word halcyon comes from a story in Greek mythology about the halcyon bird, which had the power to calm the rough ocean waves every December so she could nest. Like those…

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# Word for the Day

Someone or something that is romantic and unrealistic   quixotic   Use quixotic for someone or something that is romantic and unrealistic, or possessed by almost impossible hopes. Your quixotic task is easy to understand, if difficult to achieve: establish world peace.   What a wonderful word quixotic is! While it is most often used to mean equally impractical and idealistic,…

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