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KAREN FRASER2014-04-01.Tue GOAL | expand my vocabulary - need action plan

(1) need words other than delicious and yummy.
(2) I value thesaurus.com as resource
(3) devise a plan to reinforce new (or seldom used) words by using them
(4) resource: wordnik.com/word-of-the-day 2 weeks ago


RoofJumperver·i·si·mil·i·tude

The appearance of being true or real.

I will have to say this 50 times before it rolls off the tongue. Or before I can say it with sufficient verisimilitude. 1 month ago


RoofJumperobsequious

Just learned to pronounce this with confidence.
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow. 3 months ago


RoofJumperendemic - I think I've misused this one

DEFINITION

adjective

1 :
characteristic of or prevalent in a particular field, area, or environment

2 :
restricted or peculiar to a locality or region 3 months ago


littlerusalkaAegis

The origins of this word make it’s meaning difficult to forget! Aegis was Zeus’s shield and just as it’s owner came under it’s protection, it’s contemporary meaning is quite similar, though it does have more friendly, endorsing connotations.

Eg: the gallery is under the aegis of various members of The Arts Council

the ceremony went ahead under the aegis of the Department of Education. 3 months ago


RoofJumperimbricate

Means “lying lapped over one another in regular order” ie: “tiles on the roof were in an imbricate pattern..” 3 months ago


littlerusalkaEnvy v Jealousy

I watched a documentary about envy and learned that it isn’t synonymous with jealousy. Envy is wanting what someone else possesses whereas jealousy is the worry that someone will take what you have (or perceive as having).

eg: the girl was envious of the model’s flawless skin.
He enviously eyed his neighbour’s new car.
The captain envied the camaraderie of his crew 3 months ago


RoofJumperschmaltz

exaggerated sentimentalism, as in music or soap operas. 3 months ago


MangoShineI recommend

http://freerice.com/

You learn new vocabulary (or any other thing you choose) and they donate food to the poor for each right answer you get! Win-win!

It’s almost too easy in the beginning levels, but it gets rather difficult after a while. 3 months ago


littlerusalkaSedulous

A sedulous person works hard and doesn’t give up easily. They are assiduous!!

The sedulous farmer toiled in the fields from early morning, preparing them for harvest. 4 months ago


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