Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Execrable

Execrable (pronounced ek-​si-​krə-​blē) is very bad, detestable, hateful, or abhorrent. Execrable derives from the Latin exsecrari (accursed). Execrable is used to describe something so bad it's worthy of being execrated or denounced. A great example is someone who is cursed faces execrable conditions. Nowadays execrable can be used to describe awful conditions or situations. I… Continue reading Word Nerd: Execrable

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 280 – If outside validation is your only source of nourishment you will hunger for the rest of your life

"If outside validation is your only source of nourishment you will hunger for the rest of your life.” ~ Unknown You, and only you, are able to provide true validation for yourself... "If outside validation is your only source of nourishment you will hunger for the rest of your life." Seeking outside validation is something… Continue reading Monday Mantra 280 – If outside validation is your only source of nourishment you will hunger for the rest of your life

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Word Nerd: Malediction

Malediction is defined as words that express the hope that someone will have bad luck or the utterance of a curse against someone or something. Malediction derives from the Latin maledictiō (reviling). Maledictions are denunciations that invoke a wish or threat of evil to someone or something. Maledictions are about as negative as can be… Continue reading Word Nerd: Malediction

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 279 – It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Sometimes a simple life makes for the sweetest life... "It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." It really is a gift to be able to celebrate and revel in a simple life, especially when that life is your very… Continue reading Monday Mantra 279 – It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life

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Word Nerd: Murky

Murky is characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke. Murky derives from the Old Norse myrkr (dark, darkness) and the Middle English mirk or murk (also dark or darkness). Murky can also be defined as vague, obscure, unclear or confused, like saying "That's a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Murky

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 278 – Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy

"Don't ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert We are all a little weird here... "Don't ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy." Weird is defined as of strange or extraordinary character or strikingly odd or… Continue reading Monday Mantra 278 – Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy