Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wordsmithery – whinge

whinge  –  verb  –  complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.  noun – an act of complaining in such a way.

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Martin Luther King Day

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist Leader and American Hero, Born January 15th, 1929

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Wordsmithery – ebullient

ebullient  –  adj.  – 1.  Cheerful and full of energy  –  ex. “she sounded ebullient and happy” 2.  (of matter or liquid)  –  boiling or agitated as if boiling   ex. ebullient seas

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Wordsmithery – trope

trope – noun a word or expression used in a figurative sense : figure of speech a common or overused theme or device : cliche’  ex.  the usual horror movie trope  

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Wordsmithery – autodidact

autodidact  –  adj.  –  a self taught person

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Wordsmithery – nadir

nadir –  noun  –  1.  The lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization.  2  The point on the celestial sphere directly below an observer.

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Quotes & Aphorisms Millard Fillmore (Happy Birthday)

It is not strange… to mistake change for progress. Millard Fillmore  –  American President  born January 7,  1800

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