scree: Word of the day for December 11, 2017

scree , n :
(uncountable) Loose stony debris on a slope.
(uncountable, by extension) Similar debris made up of broken building material such as bricks, concrete, etc.
(countable) A slope made up of loose stony debris at the base of a cliff, mountain, etc.
Today is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Mountain Day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.


genticide: Word of the day for December 9, 2017

genticide , n :
(rare) The killing of a race or nation of people; the slaughter of an ethnic group; a genocide.
(rare) The killing of a kinsman or kinswoman; the murder of a blood relative.
Today, the anniversary of the adoption of the Genocide Convention in 1948, is recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.