Monthly Archives: March 2015

Words I Love 50 – Portfolio

A new word today… portfolio pɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ/ noun noun: portfolio; plural noun: portfolios; modifier noun: portfolio 1. a large, thin, flat case for loose sheets of paper such as drawings or maps. “under his arm he carried a large portfolio of … Continue reading

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Minimalism is like Marmite

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For those of you who don’t know, Marmite is a famous British branded yeast extract spread. It has lovers and haters, and not much in between. The manufacturers even use this love/hate relationship as a feature of their…

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Words I Love 49 – Circuitous

Today’s word, in a round about way, is… circuitous səːˈkjuːɪtəs/ adjective adjective: circuitous (of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way. “the canal followed a circuitous route” synonyms: roundabout, indirect, winding, meandering, serpentine, tortuous, twisting; More rareanfractuous “a circuitous … Continue reading

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Words I Love 48 – Phrontistery

New word of the day… phrontistery noun phron·tis·tery \ˈfräntəˌsterē\ Definition of PHRONTISTERY :  a place for thinking or study “Pasquinade“: a trending word even we had to look up. » Origin of PHRONTISTERY Greek phrontistērion, from phrontistēs philosopher, deep thinker, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 47 – Bucolic

New word today, one that, bizarrely, has appeared in articles I have been reading three times this morning. Fate then, or perhaps my awareness has been heightened… bucolic bjuːˈkɒlɪk/ adjective adjective: bucolic 1. relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside … Continue reading

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Words I Love 46 – Vicissitude

New favourite word today… vicissitude vɪˈsɪsɪtjuːd,vʌɪ-/ noun plural noun: vicissitudes 1. a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. “her husband’s sharp vicissitudes of fortune” synonyms: change, alteration, alternation, transformation, metamorphosis, transmutation, mutation, modification, transition, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 45 – Curative

New word; which I have already used on two occasions today and it’s only 9.30am! curative ˈkjʊərətɪv/ adjective adjective: curative 1. able to cure disease. “the curative properties of herbs” synonyms: healing, therapeutic, medicinal, remedial, curing, corrective; More restorative, tonic, … Continue reading

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