The Codex Alera Book Review

It's been ages since I did a book review, you probably think I haven't been reading eh?  Not so, in fact I do have my GoodReads account pinned to the side panel if you are interested in what I'm reading at any given time (when I remember to update it hehe). 2015 had me reaching … Continue reading The Codex Alera Book Review

Autumn Plans in the Making

My first job was at Karmelkorn, you know, the flavored popcorn place in the mall food court?  I was 15 and the owner was the spouse of someone my Dad worked with.  It was a great job, I went after school and some weekends and was earning my own money.  My parents co-signed for a … Continue reading Autumn Plans in the Making

Reminded Of An Awesome Wacky Word

This word belongs in the best ever category.  It sounds like a party! Doppelganger Thanks to Ned for dropping it in the comment! From Websters: Full Definition of DOPPELGÄNGER 1:  a ghostly counterpart of a living person 2 a :  double 2a b :  alter ego b c :  a person who has the same … Continue reading Reminded Of An Awesome Wacky Word

Pejorative

I will have another post showing our recent trips but here's another AWESOME word for you to enjoy until then: PEJORATIVE Thank you to the loquacious Fish of Gold for offering up this new word in her blog.  I don't think I have ever heard this word or seen it used so this is a … Continue reading Pejorative

Obfuscation

A new word came flying at me today from The Nudge Wink Report. Obfuscation Obfuswhat?  Obfuscation is a form of Obfuscate: From Webster.com [ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt]   verb (used with object), obfuscated, obfuscating. 1.  to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy. 2.  to make obscure or unclear:  to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information. 3.  to darken. noun … Continue reading Obfuscation

Inveterate

Yes it's time for a new wacky word! Thanks to the very verbose Rants for the word: INVETERATE From Websters: in·vet·er·ate adjective \in-ˈve-t(ə-)rət\ : always or often doing something specified : always or often happening or existing 1 firmly established by long persistence <the inveterate tendency to overlook the obvious> 2 confirmed in a habit … Continue reading Inveterate

Lilliputian

  A new word, I've never heard of this one though I have watched Gulliver's Travels, I don't recall picking up this word.   Lillipution   Given up by the pro linguist: http://fishofgold.net/2010/04/04/carjack-defense-system/   Definition from Merriam-Webster: adjective \ˌli-lə-ˈpyü-shən\ 1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Lilliputians or the island of Lilliput 2.  often … Continue reading Lilliputian

Vacillate

Thanks to my friend at The Pith and The Peel  I give you...   vacillate From websters.com [vas-uh-leyt] verb (used without object), vacillated, vacillating. 1.to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute: His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader. 2.to sway unsteadily; waver; totter; stagger. 3.to oscillate or fluctuate. verb (intransitive) … Continue reading Vacillate

Nonplussed

I sit up straighter and have an air when using this word.  It just  cries for such gallantry.  Thanks again to Farmer Farthing's beautiful vocabulary for providing another great word!     http://farmerfarthing.com/2014/08/08/dancers-of-the-deep-weekly-photo-challenge-texture/     nonplussed   non·plus [non-pluhs, non-pluhs]   verb (used with object), non·plussed or non·plused, non·plus·sing or non·plus·ing. 1.  to render utterly perplexed; puzzle … Continue reading Nonplussed