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Sheila's Brain Blog

Author | Personality Expert | Speaker | Educator

Word Wednesday

Word Wednesday – “Shana Tova”

“Shana Tova” are my words for #WordWednesday Definition: A Good Year Usage:  “Shana Tova” is the Hebrew greeting for a Good New Year,! Pronunciation: shorturl.at/alAEQ  – שָׁנָה טוֹבָה To all my Jewish family members and friends, as we celebrate 5,780 I am wishing you and yours a “Shana Tova”  filed with an abundance of splendid…

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Word Wednesday – “Hamadryad”

“Hamadryad” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A tree dwelling nymph (that dies when the tree dies), or a venomous Indian snake,  or a Abyssinian baboon Usage: When the little girl was happy she behaved like “Hamadryad” and when she was angry she behaved like a poisonous king cobra or a famished large monkey. Pronunciation:…

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Word Wednesday – “Lethologica” and “Lethonomia”

“Lethologica” and “Lethonomia” are my words for #WordWednesday. Nouns: “Lethologica” is the inability to recall the appropriate word and “Lethonomia” is the inability to recall the appropriate name. Usage: At times, I suffer from “Lethologica” when writing my blog and my husband suffers from “Lethonomia” at large business gatherings. Pronunciation: shorturl.at/vwEKP / lēTHəˈläjəkə and shorturl.at/elFX5…

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Word Wednesday – “Querimonious”

“Querimonious” is my word for #WordWednesday. Adjective: Complaining or querulous Usage: My friend became a “Querimonious” woman because of the terrible customer service she experienced. Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/ysh7az  –  kwerə¦mōnēəs What makes you become a “Querimonious” customer?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from the sale of No Bunk will be…

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Word Wednesday – “Autodidact”

“Autodidact” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A self-taught individual, such as Steve Jobs, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Frederick Douglass, Melanie Klein, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Hamilton, Mary Everest Boole, Abraham Lincoln, Caroline Herschel, Mark Twain, Melanie Klein, and Bruce Springsteen. Usage: Becoming an expert without any formal training makes you an proficient “Autodidact”.  Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/fpovaz –  ôdōˈdīdakt…

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Word Wednesday – “Coruscating”

“Coruscating” is my word for #WordWednesday. Adjective: 1. flashing, sparkling, shining, bright, brilliant glittering, twinkling, scintillating, flashing, shimmering, 2. Severely critical or scathing Usage: The new manager’s “Coruscating” clothes and verbal attack on staff members surprised everyone in the office. Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/g1tjaz –  kôrəˌskādiNG/ Do you enjoy wearing “Coruscating” colorful clothes and/or accessories?   My family…

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Word Wednesday – “Exungulating”

“Exungulating” is my word for #WordWednesday. Verb: To pare off or trim nails or hoofs. Usage: The farrier was “Exungulating” the horse’s hoofs.    Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/z9h69y –  ʌnjəlādiNG Do you regularly make an appointment with a podiatrist or a manicurist for “Exungulating” your nails?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties…

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Word Wednesday – “Pandiculation”

“Pandiculation” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A yawning and stretching or stiffening of body and extremities when fatigued, drowsy, or after waking. Usage: “Pandiculation”  is part of my daily yoga practice.   Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/m3f78y – pan-ˌdik-yə-ˈlā-shən Does “Pandiculation” help you wake up in the morning?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties…

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Word Wednesday – “Somnambulism”

“Somnambulism” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: Sleepwalking Usage:  My “Somnambulism” ended when I became a teenager. Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/cjjt8y  – som-nam-byuh-liz-uh m Have you ever experienced “Somnambulism” as a child or an adult?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from the sale of No Bunk will be allocated to JDRF.   Don’t forget about the FREE Chapter, #7 Your…

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WordWednesday – “Chrometophobia”

“Chrometophobia” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: An intense fear of money Usage: Did you know that “Chrometophobia” causes people anxiety and stress? Pronunciation: khrêma +‎ phobia – http://tiny.cc/5ku47y    Do you know any one who suffers from “Chrometophobia” when spending money, having too much money, or not having enough money?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just…

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Word Wednesday – “Borborygmus”

“Borborygmus” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A rumbling, gurgling, or squeaking noise from the abdomen caused by gas Usage: When I hear “Borborygmus” it’s time for a snack! Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/vetu7y  – bôrbəˈriɡməs Has “Borborygmus” ever made you fell self-conscious?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from the sale of No…

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Word Wednesday – “Afflatus”

“Afflatus” is my word for #WordWednesday Noun: Rush of divine or creative impulse or poetic inspiration Usage:  She had a sudden “Afflatus” about the title for her new book. Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/kash7y  – əˈflādəs Have you recently experienced an “Afflatus” in your life?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from…

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