I don’t seek new words now… just do 0 – 3 puzzles a day and am happy learning. 3 months ago
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I like good words. More often than not I make a note to myself about a particularly well used, but known, word or one that I should use more often. I have fallen into the pattern of using the general vernacular and it’s limiting me. It is one thing to be understood, it another thing to use the right word with the most accurate meaning. 6 months ago
(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 7 months ago
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. 8 months ago
Just learned to pronounce this with confidence.
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow. 10 months ago
characteristic of or prevalent in a particular field, area, or environment
restricted or peculiar to a locality or region 10 months ago
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. 10 months ago
Means “lying lapped over one another in regular order” ie: “tiles on the roof were in an imbricate pattern..” 10 months ago
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 10 months ago