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Monthly Archives: July 2011

aberrant (adj.): 1. departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 2. deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal. THOUGHT FOR TODAY: How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly… Read more »

Aplomb (n.): 1. imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance. You got the interview, but it’s over lunch (gasp–eating and interviewing!). Handle it with aplomb. The following is taken  from Interview Strategies: http://www.sfbsearch.com/content.cfm/ID/20119 The lunch (or breakfast, or dinner) interview is ideally suited to reveal characteristics about the candidate not easily discovered otherwise, and can be useful from the job seeker’s point… Read more »

LexiBoost Du Jour: Perspective (n.): 1. a way of regarding situations, facts, etc, and judging their relative importance The image says it all. Punctuation is perspective. Be mindful that you are saying what you actually mean. You might be giving your power away without realizing it. Commas ( periods, dashes, slashes, semicolons, and colons) matter! Coming soon a funny refresher… Read more »

LexiBoost Du Jour: Spoonerism (n.): transposition of initial or other sounds of words, by accident or farce, as in blushing crow for crushing blow. Spelling counts. There is just no getting around it. And while spoonerisms are generally funny and harmless, there are consequences to slips of the tongue (and finger). While not technically a spoonerism, the “horse” drawn carriage… Read more »

LexiBoost Du Jour: futilitarian (adj.): believing that human hopes are vain and unjustified. A recent story reported by NPR, A Miserable Job Market Leads Many to Stop Looking, stated: The official unemployment rate, the headline number that comes out every month, was 9.1 percent in May. It measures how many people are out of work and looking for a job…. Read more »

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