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Book Review: Johnny Carson

  Book Title: Johnny Carson Author: Henry Bushkin Genre: Nonfiction – Biography Rating (out of 5 stars): This memoir was packed with juicy tidbits into the King of Late Night’s personal life. Johnny Carson was a uniquely interesting man.  He was charming yet volatile.  He…

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Word of the Week: Inveterate

Inveterate having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change Root: From the Latin word inveteratus.   In Latin this means “made old”.  “Hatred is inveterate anger” – Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman Philosopher) Did you know: It takes 21 days…

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Word of the Week: Fractious

Fractious Irritable and quarrelsome. Difficult to control, unruly. Root: From the Latin word frangere.   In Latin this means “to break or shatter”.   Did you know: The word fractious is often confused with the word factious. They are similar, in fact, with the same…

Mardi Gras!! How Does That Make You Feel?

Connotative vs Denotative Word Meanings Every word has one or several denotative meanings. These are the definitions of the word that appear in dictionaries. They are the direct, explicit meanings that are accepted by the speech authorities. But a very real barrier to effective communication…

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Word of the Week: Rectitude

Rectitude Righteously correct behavior or thinking. Righteousness. Straightness. Root: From the Latin word rectus.   In Latin this means “right or straight”. “Rectitude is a perpetual victory, celebrated not by cries of joy but by serenity, which is joy fixed or habitual.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Did…

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Word of the Week: Resplendent

Resplendent Shining brilliantly; gleaming; splended Root: From the Latin word resplendere (re+splendere).   In Greek this means “to glitter or shine”. Did you know: There is a bird in South America named the Resplendent Quetzal. It was given this name because they’re are considered one of…

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Word of the Week: Paradigm

Paradigm A typical example or pattern of something; a model. The generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time A set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles. Root: From the Greek word paradeiknunai.  In Greek this…