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sublime — exaltation to insult

March 1st    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 …

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zingy — of positive energy

March 1st   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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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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