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Lexiboost: “Impetus” How to Start

LexiBoost Du Jour: Impetus (n.): a moving force; impulse; stimulus Sometimes just getting started is the most difficult part. Whether it’s drafting a new resume or writing an introduction for a paper or beginning the first chapter of a book. It’s that first line that often gets us and holds …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Animus” The Reason I Write

The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald LexiBoost Du Jour: Animus (n.): the animating purpose; intention. I love this exploration with words that I’ve embarked upon. I heard somewhere that the average American vocabulary …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 →

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The ever fearful semicolon

We here at KEMPS Consulting hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season, filled with fabulous food, festivities, friends, and family! A wee bit of alliteration; sorry, we’re English language paramours (read: nerds) and we just can’t help ourselves. This coming new year brings about a fresh start for …read more →