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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