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Learning new wordsFebruary 5th, 2012
I think my vocabulary is pretty small compared to my contemporaries. In order to fix this, I’m making more of an effort to listen out for new words. Now when I hear a one that I don’t understand, I take the time to look it up; even if it means pausing the telly. I’ve even started to do the crossword, it’s only the Daily Mail but you have to start somewhere, right? It’s a welcome break doing them in the canteen after lunch. It separates my playtime from the stresses of holding down 2 full time jobs at the same time!
Some of the words are strange and difficult to remember so I’ve decided to record them here. I intend to try and make a sentence using my new word during a conversation in the coming days. It’ll help me keep them in mind.
I was getting a bit tired of only having 5 words to describe all my emotions. I’ve survived okay so far on “Ace", “Brilliant", “ok", “crap” and “shit” ordered in levels of okness. See what I mean ?
New words to be used
- a title, heading, direction, or the like, in a manuscript, book, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
- a direction for the conduct of divine service or the administration of the sacraments, inserted in liturgical books
- any established mode of conduct or procedure; protocol.
- an explanatory comment; gloss.
- a class or category.
- adj. written, inscribed in, or marked with or as with red; rubrical.
- adj. Archaic . red; ruddy
- vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach.
- a railing accusation; vituperation.
- an insulting or abusive word or expression.
- of or pertaining to monasteries: a monastic library.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations: monastic vows.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a secluded, dedicated, or austere manner of living.
- adj. monastical
New words entering vocabulary
None so far.