Word Wednesday • “Trivet” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A small metal, wood, porcelain plate that can flat or have short legs to put under a hot kettle, pot, platter, or dish to protect a (dining) table. It also can be a three-footed or three-legged stand or support made of iron to place over…

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Word Wednesday • “Erudite” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective|– Having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying Pronunciation • Pronunciation – AIR-uh-dyte Usage • She admired her student’s “Erudite” behavior. Closing Question • Green Brain personalities like to think of themselves as “Erudite” individuals.   My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. 10% of…

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Word Wednesday • “Winterize” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Verb – (North American) to adapt or prepare a garden, house and/or an automobile for use in cold weather. Pronunciation • Pronunciation – win(t)əˌrīz   Usage •  Last Saturday, Jordan and I practiced our annual autumn “Winterize” ritual to store all of our summer garden ornaments, take out some…

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Word Wednesday • “Pertinacious” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective – Adhering resolutely to an opinion or purpose, stubbornly tenacity, or  perversely persistent Pronunciation • Pronunciation – per-tuh-NAY-shus Usage •  People all over the world are demonstrate their “Pertinacious” feelings about injustices and politics! Closing Question • What are your “Pertinacious” feelings and/or thoughts about the challenging times…

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Word Wednesday • “Mythomania” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun – An excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating Pronunciation • Pronunciation – mith-uh-MAY-nee-uh Usage • Sometimes an individual’s imagination and self-esteem encourages “Mythomania” if they have a need to  impress others. Closing Question • “Mythomania” contains the word “Myth” which is defined as a widely…

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Word Wednesday • “Meliorism” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: The belief that the world can improve and that humans can aid its betterment! Pronunciation • Pronunciation –  MEE-lee-uh-riz-um Usage • During these crazy times and the Coronavirus pandemic,  “Meliorism” can help people maintain a positive attitude and offer kindness to others. Closing Question • Is “Meliorism” your…

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Word Wednesday •  “Pediculous” is my word for WordWednesday Definition-  Adjective • Infested with lice or lousy Pronunciation • Pronunciation – pe·​dic·​u·​lous | \ pi-ˈdi-kyə-ləs Usage • When you refer to some one as a lousy person you are also describing them as a  “Pediculous” individual! Closing Question • Have you ever experience a “Pediculous” situation?   My family business memoir No…

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Word Wednesday •  “Epistemology” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Noun • Philosophy, a branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge or study the nature of knowledge Pronunciation • Pronunciation – /əˌpistəˈmäləjē Usage • “Epistemology” is one of my friend Ellen’s favorite subjects. Closing Question • Why do you think “Epistemology” is essential to a continuing education?   My…

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Word Wednesday •  “Estival” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Adjective • Relating to the summer season Pronunciation • Pronunciation – es·​ti·​val  \ ˈe-stə-vəl Usage • “Estival” traces back to aestas, which is the Latin word for summer. Closing Question • What is you most favorite activity, such as eating watermelon, when the “Estival” season arrives?   My family…

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Word Wednesday •  “Dulcet” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Adjective • Pleasing to the ear, sweet to the taste, pleasant or agreeable Pronunciation • Pronunciation – DUL-sut Usage • I love the summer fruits because they are deliciously “Dulcet” at this time of year! Closing Question • What do you find most “Dulcet”  to your ears or taste?  …

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Word Wednesday •  “Confabulate” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Verb •  To chat, engage in an in informal conversations or meetings, or to fabricate imaginary experiences when there is a loss of memory Pronunciation • Pronunciation – kun-FAB-yuh-layt Usage • Because of the Coronavirus many people are missing their normal opportunities to “Confabulate” with friends, family, and…

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Word Wednesday •  “Risible” is my word for WordWednesday Adjective • Capable of laughing, disposed to laughing, laughable, provoking laughter, associated with, relating to, or used in laughter Pronunciation • Pronunciation – RIZZ-uh-b Usage • The children were “Risible” when their teacher began to sing in class. • Do you have “Risible” situations or people that you know…

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