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Word Nerd: Gramercy

Gramercy is an archaic term it's  first known use dating back to the 14th century. Stemming from Middle English grand mercy, from Anglo-French grand merci  meaning great thanks. In many ways gramercy is a great representative of interjections in the grammar world. An interjection being the adding of a word to a sentence to convey… Continue reading Word Nerd: Gramercy

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Word Nerd: Redolent

Redolent is a lovely word, one that evokes a rich sensory response. Scent is such a strong sense and the memories is can create and recall are as amazing as they are infinite. A redolent daze is lush, filled with a sort of other-worldly wonder and nostalgia. Redolent can be rich, melancholy, delightful, charming, almost… Continue reading Word Nerd: Redolent

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Word Nerd: Warble

Warble is such a fantastic word and it's almost onomatopoeic in it's manner. Warble can be utilized in so many incredible ways and as a descriptive warble's varied use is practically indispensable!  To read or write descriptively like "She warbled on in such a simpering manner, that to retain a pleasant countenance was almost insufferable."… Continue reading Word Nerd: Warble

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Word Nerd: Obtuse

Note: I think the lovely Miss Bardot's expression in this particular image denotes a slightly obtuse perplexity, no obtuse "dumb blond" jokes here! Obtuse is a word known for it's mathematical usage (hello obtuse triangles. It's been awhile since we've had the pleasure of working out equations with you.), however I have always been one… Continue reading Word Nerd: Obtuse

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Word Nerd: Macabre

Macabre (pronounced either mekabruh or mekab. The first is the more correct French pronunciation and the second is in the Americanized style.) is a chilling and thrilling word, filled with the spectacularly gruesome and ghastly.  Human nature is such that many of us are drawn by a morbid curiosity to the macabre, mostly, I suspect… Continue reading Word Nerd: Macabre

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Word Nerd: Euphoric

Euphoric is a word I really adore using. Certainly, euphoria is a wonderful sensation and as a descriptive, euphoric is quite desirable, since I can really only think of highly positive ways to experience it.  To be in a euphoric trance or state of mind, one must be fully in and of the moment they… Continue reading Word Nerd: Euphoric