Month: July 2017

Word of Week: Xenophobia

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below is the word of the week for the week of 7/24/17.

Xenophobia: noun : [ze-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə] : fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.

Example: Development of inclusion and diversity associations and programs are on the rise to help reduce and end the amount of xenophobia some Americans show.

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Word of Week: Wastrel

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below is the word of the week for the week of 7/17/17.

Wastrel: noun : [ˈwā-strəl] : one who expends resources foolishly and self-indulgently.

Example: Many lottery winners are deemed wastrel because of how quickly they lose majority of their reward.

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Word of Week: Wastage

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below is the word of the week for the week of 7/10/17.

Wastage: noun : [ˈwā-stij] : loss, decrease, or destruction of something.

Example: The chef was disgusted at the wastage when he discovered someone left the meat fridge open overnight spoiling hundreds of pounds of food.

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Word of Week: Vaporous

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below is the word of the week for the week of 7/3/17.

Vaporous: adj : [ˈvā-p(ə-)rəs] : consisting or characteristics of vapor.

Example:  The kids in the classroom looked in wonder at the vaporous outputs the humidifier produced.

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Life Lesson: Nothing is worth death

There has been more attention to depression, mental health, and suicide lately with technology giving us more access to people’s person lives.  However, I’m here to say that nothing is worth ending your life over.  Remember that when a situation is tough it’s not that the person truly wants their life to end it’s that they want the feeling of helplessness to stop.  They want some kind of progress or action to rectify the situation or circumstances.  If the situation seems bleak, talk to someone or a group of people.  Don’t end your life.  When you have freedom rarely is something worth forfeiting the rest of your life experiences.

JAW IV