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Lexiboost: “Natty” Dress smart and you’re dressed for the part

By Eileen Ramos Natty (adj): Neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce. It is important to take care of your appearance before you go in for a job interview.  It is usually those with a natty appearance who get selected. Business wear is a must. Always do some …read more →


Lexiboost: “Ataraxia” Relax, Relate, Release

By Eileen Ramos Ataraxia (n): A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquility. The world can be such a stressful, mind splitting place but your head doesn’t have to be.  We get so overwhelmed by the looming deadlines, high expectations, and societal pressures to be perfect that we …read more →


Lexiboost: “Vitriol” Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.

By Eileen Ramos Vitriol (n):  1. See Sulfuric Acid 2. Bitterly abusive feeling or expression. The lovely thing about the internet is that you can write about nearly anything and have an audience. The horrid thing about the internet is that nearly anyone can read your writing and you have …read more →


Lexiboost: “Misnomer” Say My Name, Say My Name

By Eileen Ramos Misnomer (n):  1. A misapplied or inappropriate name or designation 2. An error naming a person or thing. When writing a cover letter, be sure that you are using the right name.  Nothing says “trash bin” more than an incorrectly addressed cover letter. No one wants to …read more →


LexiBoost: “Smolder” Stupid Interview Questions

smolder (v.): 1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion. exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface. 3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like: to smolder with rage. The interviewer just said, …read more →


LexiBoost: “Linchpin” Holding it together

By Eileen Ramos Linchpin (n.):  1. A pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on. 2. Something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together. So what’s your linchpin? What are the key items that you’ve built your life around and have kept …read more →


LexiBoost: “Logorrhea” A cure for the verbal runs

By Eileen Ramos Logorrhea (n.):  1. Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility. Why yes, it does rhyme with diarrhea. And just like diarrhea, logorrhea should be avoided at all costs during job interviews, work luncheons, presentations, and well, just about everywhere really.  To get rid …read more →


Lexiboost: “Attrition” 1: The Act of Desertion

Attrition (n.) 1. a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition because so many members have moved away. 3. a gradual reduction in work force without firing of personnel, as when workers resign or retire and are not replaced. Thought …read more →


Lexiboost: “Efflorescence” The State of Flowering

efflorescence (n.) 1. the state or a period of flowering. example or result of growth and development: These works are the efflorescence of his genius. The word efflorescence is such an onomatopoetic word, so suggestive of it’s meaning. The feeling of shining, of bursting forth, blooming and blossoming–describing a …read more →


Lexiboost: “Aberrant” To Conform or Not to Conform?

aberrant (adj.): 1. departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 2. deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal. THOUGHT FOR TODAY: How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become …read more →