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Word of the Week (WOW) 25th May, 2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

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Idyllic \ ī-ˈdi-lik, chiefly British i- \adjective\

like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
“an attractive hotel in an idyllic setting”

synonyms: perfect, ideal, idealized, wonderful, blissful, halcyon, happy; heavenly, paradisal, utopian, Elysian; peaceful, picturesque, pastoral, rural, rustic, bucolic, unspoilt;
literary Arcadian, sylvan
“their idyllic times together”

antonyms: hellish

First use: 1856

Examples

1. Some say a horrible monster cast its ominous shadow over the peaceful and idyllic valley.

2. The unhappiness of others somehow besmirches their own idyllic picture.

3. After long travelling, foul weather and false starts, the picture before us is not nearly so idyllic or clear cut.

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Word of the Week (WOW) 19th May,2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by @Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

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felicity /fɪˈlɪsɪti/
noun
1. intense happiness.
“domestic felicity”
synonyms: happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, rapture, bliss, euphoria, delight, cheer, cheerfulness, gaiety;

2. the ability to find appropriate expression for one’s thoughts.
“he exposed the kernel of the matter with his customary elegance and felicity”
synonyms: eloquence, aptness, appropriateness, suitability, suitableness, applicability, fitness, relevance, pertinence, correctness, rightness
“David expressed his feelings with his customary felicity”

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French felicite, from Latin felicitas, from felix, felic- ‘happy’.

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Announcement of JunoWrimo Participation

A 30-Day Writing Adventure
JuNoWriMo (http://junowrimo.com/) is June Novel Writing Month, started by Becca J. Campbell and Anna Howard to have a slightly different take on a month long noveling adventure. For starters, you don’t have to write fiction (You can write creative non-fiction, so bring on the funny/meaningful memoirs or whatever else), write a new work (Did you write 5 pages last month and you can’t get going? That’s okay, write the next 50,000 words with us!), or work on all one piece (Want to write short stories? Knock out 5 of 10K words each, and you’re there!).

The goal is 50,000 words in June, or 1667 words/day on average, just like NaNoWriMo, the event that has inspired so many novels.

And for those of you who think that writing that many words that fast will lead to poor writing quality, we have to say, that’s sort of the point. Not that you want to write poorly on purpose, but that most first drafts aren’t all that great, and will need lots of work. But you can’t edit until you have a draft, and no one writes consistently brilliant prose the first time around.
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I found JunoWrimo quite interesting. But it’s going to be very challenging for me.  I will try my best. Let’s hope I can complete it.
Wish me luck 🙂

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Word of the Week (WOW) 11th May, 2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by @Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

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Chutzpah \noun\ hootz-pah\

(Yiddish) 1. personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others

2. unbelievably gall, insolence, audacity

Related words:

crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness < discourtesy, rudeness < manner, personal manner < demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment < trait < attribute < abstraction, abstract entity < entity

Examples of CHUTZPAH

  1. <had the chutzpah to demand that he be treated as a special case and be given priority in settling his insurance claim>

Origin of CHUTZPAH

Yiddish khutspe, from Late Hebrew ḥuṣpāh

First Known Use: 1883

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Word of the Week (WOW) 3rd May, 2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by @Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

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limerence

/ˈlɪmɪrəns /
noun

(psychol) a state of mind resulting from romantic attraction, characterized by feelings of euphoria, the desire to have one’s feelings reciprocated, etc
Word Origin
coined by Dorothy Tennov (1928–2007), American psychologist

Synonyms

  • infatuation

Antonyms

  • nonlimerence

Alternative forms

  • limerance

Examples

1. The girl fell in love with the boy in high school, she had a limerence but lost it when she moved away to college.

2. I usually land up being in limerence of the male protagonist of my favourite tv show/ movie during that particular phase of time.

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