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Words I Love 74 – Mellow

It’s been a while, so here’s an apt word for today and the mood I am in… mellow ˈmɛləʊ/ adjective 1. (especially of a sound, flavour, or colour) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness. “she was hypnotized by the … Continue reading

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Words I Love 73 – Ambient

It’s been a while, but I’m back with the latest in this occasional series. Today’s is apt after an afternoon listening to ambient music maestro Brian Eno… ambient ˈambɪənt/ adjective adjective: ambient 1. relating to the immediate surroundings of something. “the … Continue reading

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Words I Love 71 – Emergent

New word today… emergent ɪˈməːdʒ(ə)nt/ adjective adjective: emergent 1. in the process of coming into being or becoming prominent. “the emergent democracies of eastern Europe” synonyms: emerging, beginning, coming out, arising, dawning; More antonyms: declining, mature PHILOSOPHY (of a property) … Continue reading

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Words I Love 070 – Erudite

New word…can’t believe it’s been a month! erudite ˈɛrʊdʌɪt/ adjective adjective: erudite having or showing great knowledge or learning. “Ken could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion” synonyms: learned, scholarly, well educated, knowledgeable, well read, widely read,well versed, well … Continue reading

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Words I Love 69 – Erstwhile

New word…after a quiet patch! erstwhile ˈəːstwʌɪl/ adjective adjective: erstwhile 1. former. “the erstwhile president of the company” synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime, as was, ex-, late, then; More antonyms: present, future adverb archaic adverb: erstwhile 1. formerly. “Mary … Continue reading

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Words I Love 68 – Emboldened

New word today – it’s been a while… embolden ɪmˈbəʊld(ə)n,ɛm-/ verb past tense: emboldened; past participle: emboldened 1. give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something. “emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against hers” synonyms: give courage, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 67 – Diatribe

New word today… diatribe ˈdʌɪətrʌɪb/ noun noun: diatribe; plural noun: diatribes a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something. “a diatribe against consumerism” synonyms: tirade, harangue, verbal onslaught, verbal attack, stream of abuse,denunciation, broadside, fulmination, condemnation, criticism, stricture,reproof, … Continue reading

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