April 9, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Extraneous

This week’s “Word of the Week” is extraneous.  According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, extraneous is an adjective that means “not forming a vital part” or “irrelevant.”  Extraneous can also mean “not having to do with the matter at hand” (The … Continue reading

February 13, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Scant

This week’s “Word of the Week” is scant.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, scant is an adjective that means “barely sufficient in amount or quantity” or “meager.”  Similarly, The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus notes that scant means “less plentiful than what is … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Fortitude

Today’s “Word of the Week” is fortitude.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, fortitude is a noun that means “mental and emotional strength in facing adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.”  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary similarly defines fortitude as “strength of mind that … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Gratuitous

Today’s “Word of the Week” is gratuitous.  According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, gratuitous means “unwarranted.”  Similarly, Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder notes that gratuitous means “not called for by the circumstances” (509).  Furthermore, something that is gratuitous can be positive or negative.  … Continue reading

November 6, 2012
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Gravitas

Today’s “Word of the Week” is gravitas.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, gravitas is a noun that means “seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.”  In the workplace, a person with gravitas can display that “seriousness or sobriety” in … Continue reading