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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dictionary Day: TOEFL Word of the Moment

Hello fabulous! We are gathered here today to celebrate Dictionary Day, haha! A word- for - the- moment   motivation for spectacularly fueling vocabulary.

8:45 in the morning, I was conversing with a friend, who in the course of our engrossing exchange, exasperatedly lamented her lack of precise words to describe the peculiar predicament she was in. This got me thinking about the ultra - thick brown antique looking "Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary", on my shelf gathering dust! Thank goodness, I never gave it away. There's always the internet, but nothing beats the spirit of a book. 

A lover of words and distinctive phrases I am, but the ordinary speak-easy of life gets in the way.  The desolate reality is  - even as a communications instructor, I have fallen into the woebegone redundancy of uttering the same flat words over and over again.  I'm not advocating mouthfuls of unnecessary verbiage and dribbling superfluity; only that the attendance of a multitude of revelatory words seldom used can release  twisted tongues and aid the brain to considerably expound on  itself.

A  minimum of  15 words a day! Ballyhoo' for review and reuse in everyday conversation. An exciting excursion to undertake. If you're here, may I invite you to read with me. :D

ABET: To encourage - or support
AFFABLE: Sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner:  A much admired, affable gentleman.
ASKANCE: With distrust:  Looked askance at the forged signature.

BLANDISHMENT: A flattering speech or act: The unknown speaker attracted people by his blandishments.

CLAMOROUS: Loud and noisy:  A clamorous outburst the crowd outside.
COMPENDIUM:  A brief summary of the main ideas of a larger work: compendium of chemistry in a slim volume.
COMPUNCTION: Regret for wrongdoing. The criminal displayed slight compunction for his misdeed.
CREDULOUS: Inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon: He is a credulous fool whom anyone can dupe.

DISCURSIVE: Rambling from one subject to another: It is a discursive letter, covering many topics.
ELUCIDATE: To make clear; to explain - The scientist elucidated his theory so that even a schoolboy could understand it.

FLAGRANT: Outstandingly bad: The official was condemned for his flagrant abuse of power.
FULSOME: Disgustingly excessive:  I am nauseated by fulsome praise.

HISTRIONIC: Pertaining to the theater; designed for show - He broke into histrionic laughter, hollow and insincere.
IGNOMINIOUS Incurring public disgrace: The congressman  suffered an ignominious descent from political power.
IMPERVIOUS: Incapable of being penetrated: The man had a mind impervious to new ideas.

Written By: Roselle Quin

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Three Inspired Ways to Seize Life's Essence

Use the imagination to picture only what is good, what is beneficial, what is ideal, and what it is you want to realize. Mentally see yourself receiving what it is you deeply desire to receive. What you imagine, you will think, and what you think you will become. Therefore, if you imagine only those things that are in harmony with what you wish to obtain or achieve, all your thinking will soon tend to produce, what you want to attain or achieve. ~ Christian D. Larson
Three Inspired Ways To Seize Life's Essence

1. Be a curator of your own contentment. Seek out the sublime in the ordinary. 
~ Sarah Bran Breathnach

2. Embrace jOyFull simplicities! Savor diminutive delights that nourish mind and body.
~ Sarah Bran Breathnach 

3. Create essays of  DELIGHT and write yourself  to  happiness. Gather daily rounds of glad moments in a personal notebook: Note how the sun looked that day, how the coffee tasted in the  afternoon, how a loved one laughed at something silly you said. Record your daily simple joy filled moments. Read through them at the end of each week, you'd be surprised how much happiness the simple task of writing brings. 
~ Me :D

How to Live the Life You Want: "A Promise to Yourself"

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.” 
~ Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them