#ESLWOD : spring equinox

Noun 1. spring equinox - March 21spring equinox– March 21

Mar, March – the month following February and preceding April
equinox – either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator and day and night are of equal length
Noruz, Nowrooz, Nowruz – (Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox
spring, springtime – the season of growth; “the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring”; “he will hold office until the spring of next year”

#ESLWOD : flabbergast, v.

flab·ber·gast Listen to audio/ˈflæbɚˌgæst, Brit ˈflæbəˌgɑ:st/ verb

flab·ber·gasts; flab·ber·gast·ed;flab·ber·gast·ing

[+ obj] : to shock or surprise (someone) very much
▪ It flabbergasts me to see how many people still support them. — often used as (be) flabbergasted ▪ We were flabbergasted by/at the news that he’d won the game.
— flabbergasting adjective [more flabbergasting; most flabbergasting]
▪ flabbergasting news
I am so flabbergasted by the snow today!

#ESLWOD : leprechaun, n.

lep•re•chaun  /ˈlɛprəˌkɑ:n

plural lep•re•chauns

[count] a creature in old Irish stories that looks like a very small man

— lep•re•chaun•ish adjectiveOrigin of LEPRECHAUN: Irish leipreachán

First Known Use: 1604

Synonyms: brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, fairy, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll

According to legend, if you catch a leprechaun he will show you where treasure is hidden.

#ESLWOD : speechless, adj.

speech·less/ˈspēCHlis/

Adjective:
  1. Unable to speak, esp. as the temporary result of shock or some strong emotion.
  2. Unable to be expressed in words: “speechless passion”.
Synonyms:
mute – voiceless – silent – tongue-tied – inarticulate
#ESLWOD speechless, adj.

#ESLWOD : p’s and q’s, n.

p’s and q’s

noun pl \ˌpēz-ən-ˈkyüz\

Definition of P’S AND Q’S

1 something (as one’s manners) that one should be mindful of
2 best behavior

Origin of P’S AND Q’S

from the phrase mind one’s p’s and q’s, alluding to the difficulty a child learning to write has in distinguishing between p and q

First Known Use: 1779

#ESLWOD : rhapsodize

rhapsodize also Brit rhap·so·dise Listen to audio/ˈræpsəˌdaɪz/ verb

rhap·so·diz·es; rhap·so·dized;rhap·so·diz·ing

[no obj] formal : to praise or describe something or someone with a lot of enthusiasm and emotion — usually + about or over ▪ He rhapsodized about his favorite musician. ▪ She rhapsodizes over the food at that restaurant.