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Lexiboost: “Procrastination” Recovering All 24 Hours

Procrastinate (verb) pro·cras·ti·nate \prə-ˈkras-tə-ˌnāt, prō-\ pro·cras·ti·nat·ed  pro·cras·ti·nat·ing transitive verb :  to put off intentionally and habitually intransitive verb :  to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done Rainy days always make me lazy. It’s an odd phenomena, one I know I share with many other people …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Spoonerism” Horses and Whores

LexiBoost Du Jour: Spoonerism (n.): transposition of initial or other sounds of words, by accident or farce, as in blushing crow for crushing blow. Spelling counts. There is just no getting around it. And while spoonerisms are generally funny and harmless, there are consequences to slips of the tongue (and …read more →

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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 →