Posts Tagged “day”

Vocabulary Building Tip of the Day: The Key To Retaining those “Difficult” Words

By | December 2, 2011

Our last blog post established the fact that words with comprehensive and broad meanings are more difficult to remember each day than those with simple, narrow definitions. The key to remembering the more difficult words is to simply establish a short and narrow definition for them that you can remember every day – ideally in […]

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Vocabulary Building Tip of the Day: Not all Vocabulary Words Are Created Equal

By | November 28, 2011

The ability to retain the meanings of new vocabulary words can be a challenge every day for nearly anyone who embarks on the lifelong pursuit to build an ever increasing vocabulary. The words that are most difficult to remember are those with comprehensive, broad, and/or multiple meanings. Different dictionary sources will often define these words […]

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Word of the Day: Are You Indisposed To Use Indisposed?

By | November 21, 2011

If the title of this article doesn’t make sense to you, then you can learn something from today’s blog post. Indisposed is a word that many people believe means, “busy” or “unable” to do something. For example, “I wasn’t able to answer my phone because I was indisposed at the time.” This is an incorrect assumption of the meaning […]

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Repetition: The key to retaining and using new words

By | October 16, 2011

Repetition is vital in anyone’s quest to develop an impressive, working vocabulary. Just because you have learned a word at some point does not mean it is going to be a tool readily available to you in your word arsenal the next time you need it. As an illustrative example, think of a timer attached […]

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Word of the Day – An Essential Tool for Building Your Vocabulary

By | October 12, 2011

Repetition is the key to vocabulary building and everyday usage of educated vocabulary words. Subscribing to a word of the day service will ensure that you not only obtain, but also retain a verbal advantage in your career and life. Learning one word a day is incredibly easy. Simply commit to opening up the word […]

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Better to Surmise than to Assume

By | October 9, 2011

The word of the day: Surmise At some point in history, a witty person who hated assumptions came up with the saying: When you assume, you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me” (thus, creating the word ass-u-me). Since that day, any person in the workplace or otherwise who has had to make an […]

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