Featured Words

Jacquee T.’ s signature online ‘Love for Words’ glossary

Moxie — a bold nature

June 1st   2019 ___ A person with moxie has courage, confidence, and a bit of a daring nature. Such a person oft brings people’s mouths agape, and in the aftermath, tends to exude an air of individual style and class. History “Moxie” was a popular medicine in the 1870’s that claimed to “build up your nerve.”  In the 1880’s …

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Love for words — ubiquitous

June 1st   2019 ___  Something that is ubiquitous  seems like it’s everywhere. It could seem everywhere as a whole, or everywhere in a specific category or establishment. “Ubiquitous” stems from the Latin word ubīque that means “everywhere.” Usage examples ● Liza envisioned her cookbook being ubiquitous — available at all bookstores and big box stores, kitchen specialty …

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Harken — or Hearken

May 15th   2019 ___ To harken is to listen attentively. ‘Tis also spelled “hearken.” “Harken” is the most used spelling in the United States; “Hearken” most common in British use. Both spellings are pronounced [HAR-kuhn]. Definitions via the Oxford English Dictionary online references include: 1. … To apply the ears to hear; to listen, give ear. 2. … To listen …

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Full Pink Moon

April 15th   2019 ____ The April full moon is known as the Pink Moon. This reference was used by early Colonial Americans, who learned from Native American Indians to observe the moon phases. Native Americans follow a lunar calendar, and name each Full Moon as it reflects the season, and the nature that happens below that moon. The …

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