Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/17/20 Bonanza

Bonanza (noun)
bonanza [ buh-nan-zuh, boh- ]


noun
1. a rich mass of ore, as found in mining.
2. a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall: The play proved to be a bonanza for its lucky backers.

WORDS RELATED TO BONANZA
cash cow, treasure trove, gold mine

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Origin: 1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, smooth sea (hence, good luck, rich vein of ore), nasalized variant of Medieval Latin bonacia, equivalent to Latin bon(us) good + (mal)acia calm sea < Greek malakía softness (malak(ós) soft + -ia-ia)

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR BONANZA
The protests are also a bonanza for the European Union, which has been suffering from a spate of bad PR recently.
UKRAINE’S EUROLUTION IS A PR GODSEND FOR THE STRUGGLING E.U.|VIJAI MAHESHWARI|DECEMBER 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST

The Quran burning has been a bonanza for the Taliban, which predictably encouraged the retribution we have seen.
SANTORUM RIPS OBAMA ‘WEAKNESS,’ MAKES POLITICAL HAY OF QURAN BURNING|P.J. CROWLEY|FEBRUARY 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST

While Obama responded appropriately, the Quran burning has been a bonanza for the Taliban.
SANTORUM RIPS OBAMA ‘WEAKNESS,’ MAKES POLITICAL HAY OF QURAN BURNING|P.J. CROWLEY|FEBRUARY 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST

“These guys have been reaping a bonanza,” Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project told me.
‘PENTAGON’S WORST NIGHTMARE’|TARA MCKELVEY|AUGUST 3, 2011|DAILY BEAST

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