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Lexiboost: “Loquacious” Tell Me About Yourself…

LexiBoost Du Jour: Loquacious (adj.): talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous “So, tell me about yourself…” It’s that dreaded statement. I get it. Trust me, I do. I have found myself frozen at the very start of the ss in “So”. You know it’s …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Superfluous” Say (Only) What You Need to Say

LexiBoost Du Jour: Superfluous (adj.): being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. Faux pas aren’t just in fashion; resumes are riddled with them. One on the top of my list (and many others) is excess.  You have to learn when to trim the fat. It is rarely ever appropriate …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Billingsgate” Encouraging Self-Censorship

LexiBoost Du Jour: Billingsgate (n.): Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language. Walking down the street the other day, I heard the most creative and inappropriate string of expletives. I would explain the situation, but really it doesn’t matter. It could have been a mother reprimanding her child, or a female …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Contravention” Rule Observation and Violation

LexiBoost Du Jour: Contravention (n.): an act of contravening; action counter to something; violation or opposition. It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.  ~ T.S. Eliot Before you try to contravene the rules of writing, take the time to learn them. English is indeed …read more →