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A Word on Wednesday: Jettison

Jettison can be used as a noun or a verb.The action jettison is to cast items overboard to improve stability. A crew jettisons luggage after an emergency is declared as a life-saving measure. In America, this word’s primary definition refers to ridding cargo and… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Jettison”

A Word on Wednesday: Should

Should is a word I am attempting to BANISH! from my vocabulary. Should sows procrastination. Should breeds dread. Should reeks of judgement.Should is classified as an auxiliary verb, with meanings including must and ought. Auxiliary verbs are used in forming tenses, moods, and voices… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Should”

A Word on Wednesday: Heliotropic

Heliotropic: Turning or growing toward the light. Heliotropism can be easily seen in sunflowers, which slowly turn their large flowers so that they continually face the sun. However, the adjective heliotropic can describe any noun and any light source. A heliotropic student turns toward  the light of… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Heliotropic”

A Word on Wednesday: Disappointed

I’m disappointed. I could be angry, but I am too tired. The world is too loud to be heard. Hopefully, not too many more people have to die. Hopefully, we can stop greed and arrogance. Hopefully, we can truly love and care for one… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Disappointed”

A Word on Wednesday: Writer’s Block

  This noun with one, and only one, definition is a legitimate dictionary entry; its origin traceable to 1945. “A usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to precede with the writing of a novel, play or other work.”  Take comfort; it is… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Writer’s Block”

A Word on Wednesday

Here are two related facts: (1) my eighth grade teacher gave out copying dictionary pages as a punishment.  And (2) in eighth grade, I broke classroom rules during social studies. Therefore, I copied plenty of dictionary pages. Was that what made me want to… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday”