Word Wednesday – “Opprobrium”

Word Wednesday • “Opprobrium” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Noun: Doing something that brings disgrace, public disgrace, conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious, contempt, reproach Pronunciation • Pronunciation – uh-PROH-bree-um Usage •  Years ago, it was not unusual for adults to publicly or privately shame a child to discipline them for their “Opprobrium” behavior. Closing Thought…

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Word Wednesday – “Paucity”

Word Wednesday • “Paucity” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Noun: The presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts, scarcity. Pronunciation • Pronunciation –pau·ci·ty/pôsədē Usage • After the Coronavirus “Shelter In Place” orders were announced, there was a “Paucity” of toilet paper because people were hording and stock-piling this essential item. Closing Thought…

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Word Wednesday – Chaunukah or Hanukkah or Hanukah

Word Wednesday • “Chanukah” is my word for WordWednesday and there are 16 variations of the spelling. Definition • Noun: Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day Festival of Lights and it celebrates the rededication of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem after the Jewish rebellion, which lasted from 167 to 160 BCE and won by the heroic Maccabees against…

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Word Wednesday – “Tyro”

Word Wednesday • “Tyro” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A novice, a new student, or beginner in learning Pronunciation • Pronunciation – TYE-roh Usage • The boy’s father was delighted watching his tiny “Tyro” learning how to ride his bike! Closing Question • Do you find being a “Tyro” daunting or delightful? That depends on…

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Word Wednesday – “Trivet”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 Wendsday – “Epistemology”

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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