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Word-of-the-Day

 

Appreciation

noun; the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

e.g. I smiled in appreciation.

 

 

UBIQUITOUS adjective; 1. exiting or being everywhere at the same time, widespread. 1. Cell phones have become ubiquitous, and people cease to be impressed by the sight of one.

 

 

NONCHALANT adjective; 1. (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed

 

 

OPPORTUNE adjective; 1. suitable, appropriate, timely, proper, seasonal

 

 

TENACITY noun; 1. persistence, perseverance

 

  

INSPIRATION noun; 1. a thought, an idea, something that encourages. 2. a sudden exciting thought: 1. He had an inspiration to change his life style. 2 A teacher found an inspiring way to explain the difficult text to his students.

 

 

THANKSGIVING

 

  

APPARITION noun; A supernatual appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom

 

 

Congruent adj. Agreeing; Corresponding; Congruous.

 

  

INTERPRET transitive verb; 1. to explain or tell the meaning of: present in understandable terms: How can you interpret this statement?

 

   

ASSUAGE verb; 1. ease, less pain: "Get  well" cards and flowers will assuage yoru pain and suffering.

 

 

COMPETE verb; 1. To strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective (as position, profit, or a prize). 2. Be in a state of rivalry: 1. Thousands of applicants are competing for the same job. 2 She competed against students from around the country.

 

 

APHORISM noun; 1. A concise statement of a principle. 2. A terse formulation of a truth or sentiment: When decorating, remember the familiar aphorism, "less is more".

 

 

CONTRAST

 

 

AWESOMEadjective; 1. extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great adminration, apprehension, or fear: the awesome power of the atomic bomb. 2. (informal) extremely good; excellent: the band is truly awesome.

 

 

MYRIAD

 

 

TRANSFORM; to make different

 

 

MYRIAD

 

 

GIST

 

 

OPTIMAL

 

 

CRITICAL THINKING; 1. Clear, rational thinking that is supported by evidence.

 

 

ASPIREVerb; 1. Direct one's hopes or ambitions toward achieving something: We never thought that we might aspire to those heights. 2. Rise high; tower.

 

 

  

SPECULATION Noun; 1. ideas or guesses about something that is not known: He dismissed their theories as mere speculation. 2. activity in which someone buys and sells things (such as stocks or pieces of property) in the hope of making a large profit but with the risk of a large loss: He lost everything in foolish land speculation

 

 

THANKSGIVING 1) noun; the expression of gratitude, esp. to God: He offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival. He described the service as a thanksgiving. 2) Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day (in North America), an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday in November. A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.

 

 

METICULOUS adjective; extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details: A meticulous researcher.

 

 

EPIC noun

 

 

CUSTOM noun

 

 

PLAN noun; 1. A detailed scheme, method, etc. for attaining an objective. 2. A specific project or definite purpose, or tentative idea for doing something. 3. Also calle dplan view; a drawing made to scale to represent the top view or a horizontal section of a structure or a machine, as a floor layout of a building.

verb; 4. To arrange a method or scheme beforehand for (any work, enterprise, or proceeding). 5. To make plans for. 6. To make plans.

 

 

BEMUSE verb; puzzle, confuse, or bewilder someone: her bemused expression. She was accepted with bemused resignation by her parents as a non-Toastmaster.

 

 

DIDACTIC [dahy-dak-tik] adjective; 1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 2. included to etach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker. 3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson. 4. didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching.

Also, di-dac-ti-cal. di-dac-ti-cal-ly, adverb; di-dac-ti-cism, noun.

 

 

ALACRITY noun; cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.

 

 

BOTANICAL adj; of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants: My all natual decongestant is made from botanicals. noun; The decongestant I am using to help with my allergies is a botanical.

 

 

UBIQUITOUS adj; Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time: omnipresent: Computers are becoming increasingly ubiquitous; they are "disappearing" into everday objects.

 

 

PROCRASTINATE verb; delay or postpone action; put off doing something: it won't be this price for long, so don't procrastinate.

 

 

VISUALIZE

 

 

PROFOUNDadjective; 1) a: having intellectual depth and insight: thoughtful and profound film, 2) a: extending far below the surface, b: coming from, reaching to, or situated at a depth: a profound sigh, 3) a: characterized by intensity of feeling or quality: profound changes in one's life

 

 

 

 CORNUCOPIA noun; 1) horn of plenty, 2) lots of something

 

COGNITION noun; idea, perception

 

ETHNIC

 

BRAND; A brand is the identity of a specific product, service, or business. A brand can take many forms, including a name, sign, symbol, color combination or slogan. The word brand began simply as a way to tell one person's cattle from another by means of a hot iron stamp. A legally protected brand name is called a trademark. The word brand has continued to evolve to encompass identity - it affects the personality of a product, company or service.

 

ABUNDANCE noun; plentiful quantity or supply, overflowing fullness, affluence, wealth: An abundance of grain. My garden has an abundance of flowers.

 

CONSEQUENTIAL 1. following as an effect, result, or outcome: resultant; consequent. 2. following as a logical conclusion or inference: logically consistent. 3. of consequence or importance: a consequential man in his field. 4. self-important: pompous.

  

FORTUNATE adjective; lucky, happy, favored, bright, golden rosy: He is a very fortunate person.

  

AUSPICIOUS

 

SAGACITY noun; Wisdom, soundness of judgment, acuteness of mental discernment: His sagacity is so well known that people travel long distances to hear his opinions.

 

ELUCIDATE verb; Make (something) clear; explain: Work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter; In what follows I shall try to elucidate what I believe the problems to be; They would not elucidate further.

 

TRANSITORY adjective; Existing or lasting only a short time: He knew that all things human are transitory and therefore that it must cease one day or another.

 

DIBS noun; The right or claim on something: Department officers were given first dibs for the job.  I have dibs on that last slice of pizza!

 

INVETERATE  adjective; settled in a habit, practice or feeling: Tom is an inveterate reader who reads one book a week for the past ten years.

 

 

FELICITOUS  adjective; 1. very well suited or expressed, 2. pleasant, delightful: the film's music, at least, is felicitous, as it lends emotional intensity to the otherwise wooden acting.

 

 INEXPLICABLE  adjective; unable to be explained or accounted for: for some inexplicable reason her mind went completely blank.

 

FACILITATE  verb; make (an action or process) easy or easier: schools were located on the same campus to facilitate the sharing of resources.

 

 

 ARDUOUS  adjective; hard to accomplish or achieve: the arduous task of trimming the tall tree in front of our yard was completed with team work.

 

ABSOLVE  verb; to set or declare someone free from blame, quilt, or responsibility: the pardon absolved them of any crimes.

 

 


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