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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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →