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Weekly Vocab Builder: Humor

Lately, I’ve been thinking about humor and the varieties it comes in. My husband has been talking about it on his blog, too, which is what got me started. In general conversation, we tend to use humor labels loosely. But … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

One of the things I love about words is how they can sometimes take on a personality that mirrors their definitions. I found this poem in one of my son’s poetry books recently that exemplifies this idea: Jittery seems a … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Could your writing use some oomph? Try using one of these words this week: statusphere: the realm of status updates on the Web through different platforms and networking sites delineate: to mark out in words twitturgy: tweeting about religion mussitation: … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Improve your writing by increasing your vocabulary. This week’s list: Nurturance: going beyond nurturing, the nourishment and emotional and physical care of someone. Acrostic: a poem in which the first letter of the first word in every line spells out … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Missed one of last week’s vocabulary words on Twitter? Here they are again: Levelize: to even out; to make level. (Honestly, just use level.) Sweet spot: colloquially, the coming together of just the right events or criteria. Sea change: a … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

I slacked a little last week on my vocabulary words, but I hope their unusualness makes up for it. Here’s what you might have missed: titivate: to make something neater or more beautiful. rakish: fashionable. Also, disreputable. petrichor: the smell … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Improve your vocabulary, improve your writing. This week’s list: Halcyon: a mythical figure. Also, calm, peaceful. Also, well see the link. This word has a lot of meanings. Choral: a worship song. Sesquipedalian: a long word. Also, someone who likes … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Missed some of last week’s vocabulary via Twitter? Here’s the roundup. Use one or more in a sentence in the comments section! Web scraping: http://bit.ly/3Z9Imu.Gallivant: http://bit.ly/tzXm3.Susurrus: http://bit.ly/3iFLG.Phantasmagorical: http://bit.ly/KMdWn.Endgame: http://bit.ly/Rw7Cd. Be sure to check out more words on Wordie and follow … Continue reading

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Improve your lexicon with these words. Use one or more in a sentence in the comments section! MFA: Made for AdSense. A derogatory term for sites created just to post ads through Google’s AdSense program and get readers to click … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Part of writing well is having a rich vocabulary…and knowing how to use it. Check out these words from my Twitter Vocab Builder feature. NIMBY: http://bit.ly/nv5NPCap and trade: http://bit.ly/1VBZTCarrefour: http://bit.ly/15hycTGadabout: http://bit.ly/HTUrxAbecedarian: http://bit.ly/DtWHO Increase your vocabulary even more. Get the Word … Continue reading

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