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Sheila's Brain Blog

Author | Personality Expert | Speaker | Educator

Word Wednesday

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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Word Wednesday – “Preantepenultimate”

“Preantepenultimate” is my word for #WordWednesday Adjective: Three before the end; fourth to last. Usage: Sylvia was disappointed being the “Preantepenultimate” person in line for the movie. Do you get upset when you are the “Preantepenultimate” person in a long line? http://tiny.cc/ebke6y  – pronunciation – prē’ăn’tĭpĭnŭlʹtĭmət  Think of different ways you can avoid being the “Preantepenultimate” person…

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Word Wednesday – “Pernoctate”

  It’s Wednesday and time for your WordWednesday post. “Pernoctate” is my word for WordWednesday. Verb: Staying overnight or action of passing through the night at a location. Usage: Where would you like to “Pernoctate” on Valentine’s Day? Pronunciation: pərˈnäkˌtāt Listen to the pronunciation Think about how you can “Pernoctate” for Valentine’s Day!     My family business memoir, No…

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Word Wednesday – “Pandiculation”

It’s Wednesday and time for your 2nd WordWednesday post. “Pandiculation” is my word for WordWednesday. Noun: Pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuh n – A particular sleepy combination of yawning and stretching. Usage: Do you think “Pandiculation” feels good when you get out of bed? Pronunciation: https://goo.gl/JNciC7 Your Orange Brain will have Fun asking other people if they enjoy  “Pandiculation”! I hope…

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