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Improving your vocabulary…

Haughty, persiflage, assignation, curdle, tousle, gabble, decamp, varmint, trumpery, efflorescence, brim, bedizen, rostrum, peroration, farrago, vernal, expiate, astringent, prepossessing, dowdy, nigglevainglorious, veneer, abnegation, horology, ignoble, fulcrum, skein, acidulous, syncretism, exultant, peremptory, cognomendebonair, lachrymose, subservience, commiseration, equipoise, animadversiondiffidence, reprobate, martinet, garret, superannuate, asseverate, gravamen, saunterlassitude, verisimilar, appurtenance, oenophile, lambent, welt, churlish, ingenue, plait, inundate, scamper, incontrovertible, abscond, requite, milliner, caboose, …

The words above are all words I’ve encountered over the last few days, either in novels or during my vocabulary-building exercises on vocabulary.com. The site is a really nice learning tool, though I prefer Webster’s dictionary to theirs (which should explain the links above). I know I’ve mentioned the site before and there’s also a link to it in the sidebar, but as I recently ‘revived’ my account after some period of relative inactivity I assumed there was some positive probability that others reading along here may also have been using the site in the past and then forgot about it/given up on it.

I was wondering about whether or not I should make word-posts like these, with lists of some of the words I’ve been ‘working on’, a regular feature of the blog; it seems nice to get words you’ve come across and would like to remember, and/or words you’re actively learning/reviewing, refreshed here on the blog, and posts like this one might also provide motivation for others to have a go at this kind of stuff. The only real downside I can think of at the moment is that if I start posting stuff like this, there’s a small risk people who come across my blog might get confused and start thinking I’m an intellectual or something along those lines.

March 4, 2015 - Posted by | random stuff

2 Comments »

  1. Hej!
    Dine beregninger om type 1 diabetes er ret interessante. Vi er en nystiftet forening for type 1-diabetes, som gerne vil tale med dig om beregningerne og hvordan du kan hjælpe os som frivillig.

    Comment by type1 | March 4, 2015 | Reply

  2. a) Givet at din henvendelse relaterer til denne post havde det været mere hensigtsmæssigt at efterlade en kommentar i den tråd, eller linke til tråden der. Jeg har skrevet 61 blogposts om diabetes her på bloggen, så det er faktisk ikke super let for andre at vide, hvilke ‘beregninger’ du taler om.

    b) Det er ikke mine beregninger; data stammer fra NIP, og jeg linker faktisk til originalkilden (to gange). Det oprindelige dokument er, kan jeg se, forsvundet fra siden jeg linker til, men burde stadig være mulig at finde via google. Del-rapporter er i al fald tilgængelige ad den vej, og det synes oplagt at kontakte forfatterne til disse hvis du ønsker yderligere oplysninger vdr. data; jeg har ikke selv arbejdet med rådata, så det er ikke mig du skal spørge om detaljerne.

    c) Der er gode og dårlige måder at henvende sig på. Jeg hælder til at din metode ikke var optimal. Jeg har meget begrænset lyst til at bidrage med hvad jeg antager er gratis arbejdskraft for en nystiftet forening hvorom jeg intet ved.

    Comment by US | March 5, 2015 | Reply


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