WordSmithie: Increasing Your VocabularyAuthor: Nina Lewis
13 Nov 2018

WordSmithie: Increasing Your Vocabulary

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Increasing Your Vocabulary

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    Great Yiddish Word

    I’m sitting at my computer. I just ate a candy bar that is parading as a granola bar.  (It’s covered with chocolate and has peanuts . . . not much different that a Snickers.) It’s just a little nosh to quell my grumbling stomach until lunch time. Nosh. What a great Yiddish word.  As a […]

  • Posted on 23 May 2011

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    Wild Driver

    Jehu.  I so wish that I had known this word when we went to Mexico in March! Jehu [jee– hoo] is a noun that means fast driver.  It also refers to someone who drives a cab.  (Isn’t a fast driver synonymous with cab driver??) This word comes to us from the Old Testament.  King Jehu […]

  • Posted on 19 Apr 2011

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    A New Word From My Sister

    The other day, my sister e-mailed me about a word that she had come across that she thought she would share with me since she knows I like words.  The word was semiotics. Semiotics [see-mee-ot-iks] is a noun that means the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.  She had a link […]

  • Posted on 08 Apr 2011

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    Captuous

    When I was in school and had to write papers, I dreaded getting them back.  More red dripped from them than from a vampire’s teeth.  It seemed that my teachers were so captuous. (Had I known that word back then, I might have said something to my teachers like, “Stop being so captuous, you ninny.” […]

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2011

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    Oh How Wormwood!

    I know a fellow who is divorced.  Even though he has paid his ex-wife all of the money that the court ordered him to, she keeps coming back for more money.  Her intent is to keep making him pay for all of her wormwood experiences he has caused her. Wormwood  [wurm-wood] is a noun that […]

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2011

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