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.
putter , v :
(intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks. […]
(intransitive) To produce intermittent bursts of sound in the course of operating.
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.
glaciology , n :
(geography) The study of ice and its effect on the landscape, especially the study of glaciers.
Norwegian explorer Carl Anton Larsen, after whom the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica is named, died on this day in 1924.
afflatus , n :
A sudden rush of creative impulse or inspiration, often attributed to divine influence.
The Roman orator and philosopher Cicero, who first used the related Latin word adflātū in the “inspiration” sense in his work De Natura Deorum (The Nature of the Gods, 44 B.C.E.), died on this day in 43 B.C.E.
demulcent , adj :
(also figuratively) Soothing or softening.
quarry , n :
[…] (uncountable) A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds as a reward.
(uncountable) An animal, often a bird or mammal, which is hunted.
(countable) An object of search or pursuit.