Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Word of the Day

casuistryThis describes one of those things that I both detest and unintentionally practice.  More than once, I have been accused of either being so subtle that no one has any idea what’s going on or beating people over the head with…whatever.  The point is, apparently, I don’t have much of a middle ground.  What can I say, I’m working on it.  Do you have anything you need to work on finding a middle ground for?

‘Til next time,

Jessica

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Smile! It’s Thursday!

Smile!  It's Thursday!

These are the best kinds of smiles. Elmosolydoni! It increases your face value. (Okay, so I stole the last part from Steel Magnolias, but it’s true!)  Now, to work on the pronunciation.

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Expanding Your Seductive Power

Seductive Power

Word of the Week (sorry for the alliteration)

chimerical

 

This one kind of makes sense for me.  With a root that looks like the Greek mythical creature, chimera, it works.  The mythical beast is described as being part lion, goat, and snake.  Although, over the years, it has come to describe any creature comprised of parts of different animals, and if that’s not something created of “unchecked imagination” I don’t know what is.

So what do you think about the weekly vocab lesson?  Like it?  Hate it?  Love it?  Don’t care?

Til next time,

Jessica

 


Thursday’s Word…

Seductive PowerAnd today’s word is…lacuna

There’s a band, Lacuna Coil.  Good to know what “Lacuna” means now.

‘Til next time,

Jessica


A Decent Vocabulary Will Go A Long Way

A Decent Vocabulary Will Go A Long Way

I don’t know about you, but I really love language.  There is nothing quite as satisfying as being able to choose the exact right word for a given situation, and, thanks to the lovely internet, I come across new words to add to my ever-expanding vocabulary every day. I thought, I’d create a new Thursday special feature with cool words.

Why Thursday? I keep getting “Thor’s Day” and “Castiel the angel of Thursday” stuck in my head…nearly every week, so Thursday needed a special feature. (It really could be worse. I promise. How would you pick a day?)Plus, it is the day before the week ends, and everybody needs a bit of an intellectual boost to get through Friday, right?

Today’s word (duh duh dun):

petrichor

Yes, I had to pick a word that I first heard in a Doctor Who.  I couldn’t resist.

‘Til next time,

Jessica