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Why I Love Reading The Black Company

August 8, 2012 Leave a comment

I love reading Glen Cook’s Chronicles of The Black Company. Just lines like this make me smile, no matter how silly they sound: Read more…

Another Word For A Short Space Of Time …

August 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Instead of saying “a moment”, to denote  a short space of time, how about and interstice

(noun) \in-ˈtər-stəs\ Read more…

When bowing just won’t cut it – there’s obeisance!

August 6, 2012 Leave a comment

obeisance
noun \ō-ˈbē-sən(t)s, ə-, -ˈbā-\
Function: noun Read more…

Ennui – Today’s $10 Word

August 4, 2012 Leave a comment

ennui (noun) \ˌän-ˈwē\

: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction : boredom

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ennui

Ululate – Tuesday’s $10 Word!

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

ululate

intransitive verb

Inure – Monday’s $10 Word!

July 30, 2012 Leave a comment

inure

transitive verb
: to accustom to accept something undesirable <children inured to violence>
intransitive verb
: to become of advantage <policies that inure to the benefit of employees>

Bourn – The $10 Word For Today

July 29, 2012 Leave a comment