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Lexiboost: “Vernal” Spring forward

  By Eileen Ramos Vernal (adj.): Of, relating to, or occurring in the spring. It’s springtime, when flowers and trees bloom and birds are chirping in the vernal air. Take this chance to bring your writing outside so you can both appreciate the weather as well as get some work …read more →


Lexiboost: “Nepenthe” Get busy

Nepenthe (n.): Something that induces forgetfulness of sorrow or eases pain We all have nepenthes to deal with the aches of life. For some it’s throwing themselves into work, for others it’s creating art. I like to listen to music and watch comedies to forget my pain.  Whatever your method, …read more →


Lexiboost: “Stultify” Stand out!

Stultify (v.): To cause to lose interest or feel dull and not alert Don’t blend in with the other applicants, stand out! Your cover letter is key. Be as vibrant with your language as you possibly can. Show enthusiasm for the job you’re seeking.  Employers will most likely pick you …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 →

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 →

Lexicon Book Club

Book Talk: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

By Eileen Ramos Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated writer for NBC’s The Office who also stars as the recurring character Kelly Kapoor, a self absorbed and selfish Indian airhead.  In her memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Kaling writes about her childhood, how she got on …read more →

On the Hunt

On the Hunt: Cover Letters: Don’t cover up. Stand Out!

By Eileen Ramos The first thing you should know about cover letters is to never address the letter as “To Whom This May Concern.” You should always try to search for the name of the person who will interview you.  If you know that your interviewer is the vice president …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 →