Tag Archives: vocabulary

Hard Words

As a retired English teacher, I must be careful in my writings as it is assumed that a teacher never makes a “word” mistake–word choice or word spelling. I would say that I am probably a pretty good speller, having … Continue reading

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De-Words

I don’t know who came up with these creative definitions, but I applaud whoever did. As a retired English teacher, I am in love with words. There is no more fun than playing with words and creating new meanings. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Playing with Words

I love language. Maybe that’s why I became an English teacher. As a teacher, I always pushed vocabulary, stressing that the more word choices one has contributes to their being understood and to their understanding others. Because I love words, … Continue reading

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Word Magic

When I was teaching, whether it was at the junior high level, high school level, or college level, I always stressed vocabulary. Some might think that my methods were somewhat unorthodox as I did not require my students to learn … Continue reading

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Glisten

What an emotion-gathering word from the song “White Christmas”: “…where treetops glisten.” Here in west-central Florida, “glisten” is not a word that we generally use to describe the Christmas season. Since our clime is not susceptible to wintry weather, we choose … Continue reading

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New Words in your Ears

I love vocabulary study. If you have ever been in an English class of mine, you would be pushed to learn more and more vocabulary. Because I feel that vocabulary is so important, I watch for new words when I … Continue reading

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May I Have a Word With You (repeat)

I love words. That’s why I’m an English teacher. I have stressed vocabulary learning in every class I’ve ever taught. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world” was one of my favorite axioms I employed in … Continue reading

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