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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“Farrago” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: A mixture, hodgepodge, mishmash, collage, gumbo, quilt • Usage: I love my  “Farrago” of buttons from my mother and mother-in-law in my button boxes. • Pronunciation – fəˈräɡō,fəˈrāɡō • He created a delicious dinner from a  “Farrago” of leftovers from his freezer.     My family business memoir No Bunk,…

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“Parsimonious” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Stingy, thrifty, economical, frugal, tightwad, sparing, restrained • Usage: People did not like Mr. Scrooge because he was “Parsimonious” with his money. • Pronunciation – par-suh-MOH-nee-us • It is said that people who are are “Parsimonious” with their money and also “Parsimonious” with their kindness!     My family business…

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“Legerdemain” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun:  sleight of hand or a display of skill and adroitness • Usage: The magician had perfect “Legerdemain” that fascinated his audience. • Pronunciation –  lej-er-duh-MAYN • Her magical cooking and meal presentation was proof of her “Legerdemain” abilities.     My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com.…

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“Concomitant” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Naturally accompanying or associated with. • Noun: A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something. • Usage: Peanut butter has a yummy jelly “Concomitant” in a sandwich. • Pronunciation –  kənˈkämədənt • Thunder is “Concomitant” after you see lightening during a rain storm   My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is…

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“Distrait” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Agitated, delirious, distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, or hysterical • Usage: While watching a TV news broadcast her “Distrait” thoughts confused her. • Pronunciation –  di-ˈstrā • Do you have “Distrait” feeling because of the COVID19? 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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“Aglet” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: A metal or plastic tube fixed tightly around each end of a shoelace. • Usage: Today, many shoes use Velcro, instead of shoes laces with an “Aglet” on each end, to close the shoe. • Pronunciation – aɡlət • Do you remember learning how to tie your shoes with laces that had an “Aglet”…

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