Word of the Day: Gamble and Gambol


gam-ble  /  găm-bəl   noun  
  1. a risky venture
Prayer is never just an emergency flare or desperate anxious gamble. Timothy Keller, 1950 –  
  1. a bet or wager
A person who has not made peace with his losses is likely to accept gambles that would be unacceptable to him otherwise. Daniel Kahneman, 1934 –   verb  
  1. to play a game for financial gain
I tell everybody that I cheat so they won’t gamble with me. Jack Nicholson, 1937 –  
  1. to bet on a particular outcome
Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir, 1908-1986  
  1. to take a risk hoping for some type of gain
If you don’t gamble, you’ll never win. Aldous Huxley, 1894 – 1963  
  1. to act recklessly or to engage in hazardous activities
You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble, if you wish to earn happiness. Anne Frank, 1929 – 1945    


gam-bol  /  găm-bəl   noun  
  1. the act of playfully jumping and skipping
Every monkey will have his gambols. French Proverb   verb  
  1. to playfully skip and jump; to frolic
Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion. Publilius Syrus, fl. 85 BC – 43 BC