WORD OF THE DAY:palisade”

 
1 a : a fence of stakes especially for defense
 
b : a long strong stake pointed at the top and set close with others as a defense
 
2 : a line of bold cliffs
 
EXAMPLE:
The biggest structure on the lot was a palisade made from wood harvested on the property, making the entrance look like a fortified structure.” — From an article by Annie J. Kelley in theBattle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer, July 11, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY:”marplot”

 

one who frustrates or ruins a plan or undertaking by meddling
 
EXAMPLE:
“If Will hadn’t been such a nosy marplot,” said Darlene, “our plan to surprise Brenda with a party for her birthday might have gone off without a hitch.”