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sublime — exaltation to insult

March 1, 2019 _____  Sublime may be used to express exaltation, splendor grandeur. Those are examples of ways ’tis used to express intensity or greatness beyond comprehension. Yet like romance, “sublime” ain’t always pretty. Definitions — adjective Via Dictionary.com, the adjective definitions include: 1. elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc. 2. impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc. 3. supreme or outstanding. 4. complete; absolute; utter. Merriam-Webster.com adjective definitions include: : very beautiful …

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zingy — of positive energy

March 5, 2019 ___ The small word zingy packs a lot of zing. Someone or something that is “zingy” is of positive and active energy. Definition via Merriam-Webster.com dictionary: 1 : enjoyably exciting 2 : strikingly attractive or appealing According to the Merriam-Webster.com dictionary, the first known use of “zingy” was in 1945.  Perhaps the music culture of the era had an influence …

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Catastrophize — to allege catastrophy

March 1, 2019 ___ Catrastrophize is a verb form of “catastrophe,” yet ’tis accusatory of the person claiming the catastrophe. Definition via OxfordDictionaries.com View or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is Dictionary.com offers a similar one-definition to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as …

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Verbose — too many words

March 1, 2019 ___ Someone or something that is verbose (pronounced [ver-BOH-SS]), uses too many words. The pronunciation is [ver-BOH-ss] Definition via OxfordDictionaries.com: — Using or expressed in more words than are needed Definitions via Websters New World College Dictionary: 1: containing more words than necessary : wordy 2: given to wordiness From the Latin verbosus,”verbose” combines verb, meaning “word” …

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