Monthly Archives: February 2015

Words I Love 44 – Immerse

Today’s word… Immerse ɪˈməːs/ verb verb: immerse; 3rd person present: immerses; past tense: immersed; past participle: immersed; gerund or present participle: immersing 1. dip or submerge in a liquid. “immerse the paper in water for twenty minutes” synonyms: submerge, plunge, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 43 – Philology

New word today…apt as it also includes my middle name! philology [fi-lol–uh-jee] /fɪˈlɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their … Continue reading

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Words I Love 42 – Cogent

A new powerful word today… cogent ˈkəʊdʒ(ə)nt/ adjective adjective: cogent (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. “they put forward cogent arguments for British membership” synonyms: convincing, compelling, strong, forceful, powerful, potent, weighty; More valid, sound, well founded, plausible, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 41 – Prolix

New word today. I came across it for the first time this week in an article about George The Poet in the Sunday Times Culture Magazine (15.02.15). A great word, I love it! To have words in the palm of your hand, there’s … Continue reading

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Words I Love 40 – Tousle

Another great word… tousle ˈtaʊz(ə)l/ verb past tense: tousled; past participle: tousled make (something, especially a person’s hair) untidy. “Nathan’s tousled head appeared in the hatchway” synonyms: untidy, messy, unkempt, disordered, disarranged, messed up, rumpled, dishevelled, bedraggled; More uncombed, ungroomed, … Continue reading

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Musical Diary 06 – ‘Pop Music?’

New offering… Here’s the latest edition of my monthly blog ‘Musical Diary’, where I dip back into my musical past. This month we go back to February 1978 as the seeds of British band, The Pop Group, start to sprout. It’s perfect timing … Continue reading

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Words I Love 39 – Propagate

New word today, spread the word… propagate ˈprɒpəɡeɪt/ verb verb: propagate; 3rd person present: propagates; past tense: propagated; past participle: propagated; gerund or present participle: propagating 1. breed specimens of (a plant or animal) by natural processes from the parent … Continue reading

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