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Word of the Week – Advent

Definition–coming or arrival; first appearance Discussion–“Advent” is a word that signifies a...

Word of the Week – Advent
posted on: Feb 23, 2010 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – Acquisitive

Definition–Acquisitive- adj. desirous of obtaining and possessing material things. Etymology–Acquisitive-...

posted on: Feb 16, 2010 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the Week – perspective

Definition–the balanced or objective view of a situation, in which all its elements assume their due importance;...

posted on: Feb 10, 2010 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – Acclimatize

Acclimate- v. to adapt to a new environment, situation, climate, temperature, or altitude. Discussion– Anyone...

posted on: Feb 4, 2010 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – martinet

martinet, noun a strict disciplinarian a person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and...

posted on: Jan 27, 2010 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – apposite

AP-uh-zit; adjective; Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt. Read the full entry|See...

posted on: Jan 17, 2010 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – macédoine

macédoine: noun a confused mixture : medley a mixture of fruits or vegetables served as a salad or cocktail or in a...

posted on: Nov 23, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – inflammable

inflammable; adjective flammable easily inflamed, excited, or angered : irascible Example Sentence: The messenger...

posted on: Oct 26, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – handsel

handsel; noun a gift made as a token of good wishes or luck money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a...

posted on: Oct 19, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – spindrift

spindrift; noun sea spray; especially : spray blown from waves during a gale fine wind-borne snow or sand Example...

posted on: Oct 5, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the Week – holus-bolus

holus-bolus; adverb all at once Example Sentence: Incredibly, the company shuttered its factory holus-bolus, with no...

posted on: Oct 1, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

The Word of the Week – gallimau...

gallimaufry; noun hodgepodge Example Sentence: I was ready to leave the flea market, when, on one table, among a...

posted on: Sep 21, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – sternutation

sternutation; noun the act, fact, or noise of sneezing Example Sentence: Julie knew that she had put on too much...

posted on: Sep 14, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – periphrasis

periphrasis; noun use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression an instance of...

posted on: Aug 3, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – mohair

mohair; noun a fabric or yarn made wholly or in part of the long silky hair of the Angora goat; also : this...

posted on: Jul 27, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – pompadour

pompadour; noun a man’s style of hairdressing in which the hair is combed into a high mound in front a...

posted on: Jul 20, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – jingoism

jingoism; noun extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy Example...

posted on: Jul 13, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – skimble-skam...

skimble-skamble;  adjective rambling and confused : senseless Example Sentence: “What a lark it is to tag along...

posted on: Jun 29, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – jingoism

jingoism; noun extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy Example...

posted on: Jun 22, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the Day – occiput

occiput; noun the back part of the head or skull Example Sentence: “So let me suggest that everyone put away...

posted on: Jun 15, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

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