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Word of the Day - ??

A few days ago, my Literature and Composition teacher used a word that I have never heard before.

He was describing his chalkboard at the front of the classroom, which, to his dismay, had been half erased. 112 more words


Confessions of an Unrepentant Hoarder

My name is John Byrne, and I am a hoarder.  A hoarder of magazines.  And newspaper articles.  And random catalogs.  Even a few words and phrases. 720 more words

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CP 9: “One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts” & Vocabulary

Full Text (.pdf)

**This story can also be found in the Pearson literature textbook.

Vocabulary: (page #’s correspond to the textbook)

endeavoring (p. 421)

ominously (p. 98 more words

9 College Prep


My apologies for not having a post up yesterday I have had to cover Conjunctions in two sitting because I’ve found it pretty intense. My tardiness hasn’t helped with having to babysit my poorly westie!! 519 more words


Vocab: being moody & happy


Feeling happy & bad/mad and sad

To get out of the wrong side of the bed

  • alzarsi col piede sinistro
  • alzarsi col piede sbagliato
  • svegliarsi con la luna storta…
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Word Of The Day: Peccadillo

Definition: noun. A relatively minor fault or sin.

I think I found this word when reading another film review (I really need to start making a note of where I find these words). 266 more words


Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC): Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests @NPR

An NPR feature which disccusses W. Pennebaker contribution to human use of words.

This was also the subject of my own contribution to the 2010 World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies within the session “Interdisciplinary research between Corpus Linguistics and Clinical Psychology” at Boston University, MA.

Corpus Linguistics