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Archive for March, 2009

Word of the Day

Posted by ccasc on March 31, 2009

Today’s Word of the Day is fruition.

Fruitionnoun. attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment.

Here’s a sample sentence:
“Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women!  There is so much yet to be done.”

~Susan B. Anthony

Happy Tuesday!

~ Brittany Horlbeck

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Word of the Day

Posted by ccasc on March 30, 2009

Welcome back! It’s a brand new week … that means five more brand new words!

Today’s Word of the Day is prattle.

Prattleverb. to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.

Here’s a sample sentence:
The group of pre-teen girls prattled about the Jonas Brothers all day long.

Enjoy, folks!

~ Lauren Bach

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Word of the Day …

Posted by ccasc on March 27, 2009

T.G.I.F., folks!

Today’s Word of the Day is garish.

Garish adjective. crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate.

Here’s a sample sentence:
The lime green and fuchsia curtains in the dining room were garish.

Enjoy the weekend! Look for your next Word of the Day on Monday!

~ Lauren Bach

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Word of the Day

Posted by ccasc on March 26, 2009

Today is LINGO BINGO!!!
Come by the Academic Skills Center in the basement of Edens Library from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. for fun and prizes!

Well, today’s Word of the Day is churlish.

Churlish – adjective. having a bad disposition; surly.

Here’s a sample sentence:
Most students are churlish during an 8:00 a.m. class.

Enjoy!

~ Lauren Bach

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Word of the Day …

Posted by ccasc on March 25, 2009

It is already Wednesday, folks! The weekend is almost here, but more importantly, tomorrow is LINGO BINGO!!!
Come by the Academic Skills Center in the basement of Edens Library from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. for fun and prizes!

Well, today’s Word of the Day is demure.

Demure adjective. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

Here’s a sample sentence:
“Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but
people must want her, and seek her out.”

~ William F. Buckley, Jr.

Enjoy!

~ Lauren Bach

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Word of the Day!!!

Posted by ccasc on March 24, 2009

Today’s Word of the Day is wizen. (VERY cool word)

Wizenverb. wither; dry up; shrivel.

Here’s a sample sentence:

My grandmother’s face is wizened from age.

Happy Hump Day!

~Britany Horlbeck

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Word of the Day

Posted by ccasc on March 23, 2009

Here’s to another week of new words! Happy Monday!
Today’s Word of the Day is aplomb.

Aplombnoun. self-possession, poise, or assurance.

Here’s a sample sentence:

She had a certain amount of aplomb when she turned in her final paper because she had visited the ASC.

Enjoy!

~ Lauren Bach

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Word of the Day

Posted by ccasc on March 20, 2009

Today’s Word of the Day is harry.      

Harry – verb. to harass, annoy, or prove a nuisance to by or as if by repeated attacks; worry.

Here’s a sample sentence:

Your writing consultant might harry you about comma splices but don’t be annoyed.

~ Lauren Bach ~

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Word of the Day!!!

Posted by ccasc on March 19, 2009

Today’s Word of the Day is tenacious.      

Tenacious – adjective. Holding or tending to hold firmly; persistent; stubborn.

Here’s a sample sentence:

He defended his argument tenaciously and would not admit that he was wrong.

~ Lauren Bach ~

 

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Word of the Day!!!

Posted by ccasc on March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Today’s Word of the Day is libertine.       oooooooh…ahhhhhh…

Libertine noun. one who acts without moral restraint; a dissolute person.

Here’s a sample sentence:
“That libertine has three girlfriends!”

Hope you all have a LUCKY day!

Green it up today!!!!

~Brittany A. Horlbeck

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