Category Archives: Increase Your Vocabulary

Word Nerd Wednesday – Prestidigitation

Welcome to Word Nerd Wednesday—and boy, do I have a mouthful for you today! Today, we’re playing a game of ‘What do you think it means’ inspired by Kristy Cambron’s latest release, The Illusionist’s Apprentice. If you haven’t read my review … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Nicky woop

Hello there, fellow word nerds!  I’m introducing you to a bit of Aussie slang today with another round of ‘What do you think it means?’  As you will have seen in the title, today’s ‘word’ (I use that term loosely, … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Slangwhanger (Part II)

Welcome to Word Nerd Wednesday.  If you caught last week’s post you’ll remember we were discussing the word slangwhanger; or more correctly, I put the word out there and asked you to tell me what you thought it meant. Some … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Slangwhanger

  Okay, we’re going to have some fun on Word Nerd Wednesday today!  I’ve just finished reading the second book in Sandra Orchard’s Serena Jones series: Another Day, Another Dali.*  (It’s a fabulous series, if you haven’t read it yet.) … Continue reading

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My New Favourite Word

I came across this article today on The Huffington Post and fell in love at first sight: ultracrepidarian (adj) – noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise; … Continue reading

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Word Painting

Here is a positively delicious adjective if you can find the right moment to use it: evanescent (adj) – soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. I first came across this word in a poem … Continue reading

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Word painting

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with adjectives, but here’s a good one to add to your vocabulary: ignominious (adj) – deserving or causing public disgrace or shame It even sounds like you’re looking down your nose at … Continue reading

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