Tag Archives: Webster’s Dictionary

A Word for the Heartbroken

Elegy is a word I only seem to hear when I’m in despair.  It’s a tribute, a eulogy, a mournful testament written or given for someone you loved. Webster calls it a poem or serious reflection…typically a lament for the … Continue reading

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A Nutty Word.

I’m on a novel kick these days, a real change from memoir and historical bios. I’m so enjoying the language, like the word chestnut, I found twice in two different books. Not the nut roasting on an open fire, but the term for … Continue reading

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Sui Generis…A Unique Word

My friend David mentioned sui generis, in an email…an adjective meaning, of its own kind..unlike any other…inspiring me to write about it. I knew what it meant, since every once in a while it pops up in a book, describing … Continue reading

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An Appropriate Word

The late, great Bill Hicks, when he was bored, read the dictionary.  I didn’t quite get it at the time, but sure do now, since I too have come to love words.

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A Word From The Heart

 When journalist, Bill O’Reilly, was let go from the Fox Network after twenty-one years on the air, his comment was, “I’m disheartened.” That word has stayed with me since. A verb that means, to lose faith and confidence.  To be … Continue reading

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A Cheeky Word

While speaking with a friend, she called a guy we both know, cheeky.  So not to display my ignorance, rather than ask it’s meaning, I came home to do research. Cheeky, an adjective… impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way: a cheeky grin. … Continue reading

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Prig, A Superior Word

 I overheard two men talking. One said to the other, “I really like Kyle, but he’s such a fucking prig.”  Prig? Now there’s a word you don’t hear very often, so naturally my ears flapped like Dumbo’s. Prig: a self-righteously moralistic … Continue reading

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A Word With Two Meanings

Lofty…of a noble or exalted nature – towering, soaring, grand and fine.  Decent, worthy, virtuous and good. Lofty ideals verses lofty disdain…arrogant, conceited, high-minded and vain. Proud, prissy, superior and smug. Noun…loftiness Adverb…loftily It’s a word that rolls off your … Continue reading

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Words That Apply

I’ve been using the term, compartmentalize, a lot lately, more to myself than to others.  Having so much going on in various areas, I need to keep everything in their rightful place insuring one doesn’t bleed into the other…like separating … Continue reading

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Being Prolific

I’m often called prolific, but unbeknownst to me, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a good writer, just a constant one churning out what, very well, could be considered crap on a daily basis. Prolific 1 (of a plant, animal, or … Continue reading

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