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Lexiboost: “Overlook” Life’s Contradictions

By Kate E. Stephenson Overlook (v.): 1. to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word. 2. to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior. 3. to look over, as from a higher position: a balcony that overlooks …read more →

Spooky Hands

Lexiboost: “Bugbear” Bugaboo

By Eileen Ramos Bugbear (n.): 1. A cause of fear, anxiety, or irritation. 2. A difficult or persistent problem. 3. A fearsome imaginary creature, especially one evoked to frighten children. Bugbears, aka bugaboos, gremlins, goblins, boogeymen, are all around us and it is only in sitcoms where a huge and substantial …read more →


Lexiboost: “Detritus” Left behind

By  Eileen Ramos Detritus (n.): Disintegrated or eroded matter; debris What items make up your detritus? Mine are falling apart books, pants and skirts a few sizes too short, and drained pens. You can learn a lot from the debris a person has left or discards.  From mine you can tell …read more →


Lexiboost: “Dither” Carpe diem

By Eileen Ramos Dither (v.): To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing. Hesitation can be healthy but don’t dither your life away.  You should not become a passive watcher of your life; you need to grab it by the horns and face it head on. You need to take …read more →


LexiBoost: Vote!

By Kate E. Stephenson Vote (n. & v.): 1. a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals. 2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc. 3. the right to such expression: to give women the …read more →

First Date

LexiBoost: “Blandiloquence” Flattery will get you everywhere…

By Andrea Pettite Blandiloquence (n.): mildly flattering talk He sat across from her at the table, nervously tapping his foot, making her smile with his blandiloquence.  The seemingly innocent bandying about of flattery will get even the most shy of women to open up and talk.  Alas, the art of …read more →


Lexiboost: “Inane” Don’t be silly

By Eileen Ramos Inane (adj.): 1. Lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly. 2. Empty; void. Don’t write or create something inane. Make the idea solid and sensible before you execute it. There are of course times when you can be silly but a lot of the time, creation is a …read more →

30 Day Life Challenge

LexiBoost: “Dystopia” Grim Gotham

By Kate E. Stephenson dystopia (n.): a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. Some days you look around and wonder what kind of world is this? The news anchor reports the nightly mayhem and death. Your RSS feed tells you stocks fell again and the …read more →

Frustrated Businesswoman on the Phone

LexiBoost: “Rankle” Irritating Job Requirements

By Kate E. Stephenson rankle (v.) 1. (of unpleasant feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful. “You don’t have enough experience.” Doesn’t that one statement rankle you? How can you possible get any experience if no one is willing …read more →


Lexiboost: “Hitch” There’s a time limit for everything

By Eileen Ramos Hitch (n.): A temporary interruption or problem Not all problems last forever, many are just hitches. And once you recognize that there is an expiration date on these temporary problems, the more relaxed you can allow yourself to be. You will figure a way out, just wait …read more →