Thursday, June 23, 2016

Word quandary: Insure vs. Ensure

Insure:  To secure or protect someone

vs.

Ensure:  To make sure that something occurs or is provided


These two words are often misused.  

One cannot ensure a car, nor can anyone try to insure their taxes are done before April 15th.  


        

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Word of the day: Nonpareil

ADJECTIVE

Definitions:  
1)  A person having no equal; unrivaled  Ex:  A film critic nonpareil.


NOUN
2)  A flat, round, drop of colored sugar used in baking for decorating candy, cookies, and cakes.

3)  US A flat, round, bit-sized, piece of chocolate with sugar sprinkles

My fascination for nonpareils is nonpareil.  I had to do it - Lori G.

Friday, June 17, 2016

TGIF!

The weekend is upon us, finally.  I'm finishing the second pass edits for the fantasy novel I'm working and then I'm reading 'Walk Of Shame' by Victoria Ashley ... the entire set.



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Word of the day: Prebuttal

NOUN

(In politics) a response formulated in anticipation of a criticism; a pre-emptive rebuttal.

Ex: We are now in the political era of the prebuttal.  
            LOL - anyone else think of 'The Donald'?


Origin: 1990s: blend of pre- and rebuttal.

Source:  http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/prebuttal

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Word of the day: TABARD

Source: Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com 

noun

1.  a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves, 
     especially one worn by a knight over his armor and 
     usually emblazoned with his arms. 

2.  an official garment of a herald, emblazoned with the arms
     of his master. 

3.  a coarse, heavy, short coat, with or without sleeves, 
     formerly worn outdoors. 

Synonyms: Cloak, mantle, poncho, cope