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Lexiboost: “Nonplussed” Ball of confusion

Nonplussed: (v. used with object) 1. to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely. (n.) 2. a state of utter perplexity. Has the challenge of this month got you wrapped up in knots? One it’s the Holiday Season and there’s so much joy and frustration wrapped up in that wonderful ball of …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Bromide” Make that resolution today

By Kate E. Stephenson Bromide (n.): 3. a platitude or trite saying. 4. a person who is platitudinous and boring. New Year’s Resolution—what a crock! Never a more offending bromide have I heard. People say they are going to make those resolutions every year and before the breath has left …read more →

Connect the Dots

Lexiboost: “Concatenate” Connect the dots

By Kate E. Stephenson Concatenate [kon-kat-n-eyt] (v. used with object): 1. to link together; unite in a series or chain. In this final month of 2012, this is your opportunity to set yourself up right for the New Year. December is National Write Your Business Proposal month, and it’s also …read more →

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LexiBoost: “Sardonic” No need to be snarky

LexiBoost: Sardonic: No need to be snarky By Kate E. Stephenson Sardonic (adj.): characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering: a sardonic grin. Cynicism is the default these days. It’s the norm to be jaded. And that’s fine—I am definitely a proponent of sarcasm as a demonstration of …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Somnambulism” Stop sleepwalking through your life

By Kate E. Stephenson Somnambulism (n.): sleepwalking Have you ever ended your work day wondering What in the world did I accomplish today? That is a sure sign that you’ve been sleepwalking through your day. Wake up! Life can be overwhelming. And that’s the moment to reinvest—to take stock of …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Excoriate” Work the errors

By Kate E. Stephenson Excoriate (v): 1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes. 2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling. Ok, so in the spirit of Write Your Business Plan Month, …read more →

InHonor Of...Write a Business Plan Month

Lexiboost: “Accrete” Get it together!

By Kate E. Stephenson Accrete (v.): 1. to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused 2. to make or become bigger, as by addition December is National Write a Business Plan month… you already see where I’m going here, right? It’s so easy to put plans off. …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Dissemble” Caveat Emptor

By Eileen Ramos Dissemble (v.): to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of. 2. To put on the appearance of; feign. I try not to trust people or items at first glance. The packaging can be very misleading and not what I wanted or …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Aphorism” You get more with honey

  By Kate E. Stephenson   Aphorism (n.): a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). There are many great aphorsims; the ones I love the most have been passed down through the generations in my …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Despondent” Don’t sweat the small stuff!

By Kate E. Stephenson Despondent (adj.): feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom Stress will shut you down after awhile. When you continuously try so hard yet continue to fail, eventually it becomes more and more difficult to rouse your disappointment and numbness sets in. Then depression. Then …read more →