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Word of the Week: Mellifluous

flower, plant

The word of the week is: Mellifluous

Pronunciation: [Muh-lif-loo-uhs]

Definition:

adjective

1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding (a mellifluous voice)

2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey; sweet.

Quotes relating to this topic:

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness.  We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”  -Chuck Palahniuk

“Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” -Proverbs 16:24

We may not enjoy going through difficult times in life, but sometimes it helps to remember that it is vital to experience struggle before we can learn and become better people. Tough times are also a way to wake us up and convince us to take notice of all the blessings that surround us. If you are going through a battle right now, just realize that it won’t last forever and once it is over you will come out of it learning something new for a better future. And if you see someone struggling in life think back to the hard times you’ve had and use this opportunity to reach out to them. Kind words and a thoughtful gesture is sometimes the greatest gift you could ever give.

Word of the Week: Purport

Stop hiding behind what's pretty and stand up for who you are

Stop hiding behind what’s pretty and stand up for who you are

The word of the week is: Purport

Pronunciation: [per-pohrt]

Definition

verb

-to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim; often falsely
(a document purporting to be official)

-to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express or imply

noun

-the meaning, import or sense (the main purport of your letter)

-purpose; intention; object (the main purport of their visit to France)

Thoughts on this word

I read a quote from Cheryl Hughes that said “the truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a great capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” Sometimes we are unhappy Read the rest of this entry

Word of the Week: Perennial

branch

The word of the week is Perennial

Pronunciation: [Puh-ren-ee-uhl]

Definition:

adjective

-lasting for an indefinitely long time

-(of plants) having a life cycle of more than two years

-lasting or continuing throughout the entire year, as a stream

-perpetual, everlasting, continuing, recurrent

noun

-a perennial plant (daffodils & tulips are perennials)

-something that is continuing or recurrent

Thoughts on the word perennial

Time is something we are always either running out of or have too much of. It seems as if we are never truly satisfied with the amount of time we are given. When we are Read the rest of this entry

Word of the Week: Playing Catch-Up

learnmore

I haven’t been very active on my blog lately and I have missed quite a few “Word of the Weeks” so I would like to do somewhat of a catch-up post today. So for this post I will be defining numerous words with quotes and pictures. Hopefully this will make up for lost time. I aim to Read the rest of this entry

Word of the Week: Ameliorate

The word of the week is: Ameliorate

Pronunciation: [uh-meel-yuh-reyt]

Definition

verb

1. to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory.

2. improve; meliorate.

Quotes relating to this topic:

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” 
-Ernest Hemingway
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Word of the Week: Paucity

The word of the week is: Paucity

Pronunciation: [paw-si-tee]

Definition:

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Word of the Week: Inculcate

The word of the week is: Inculcate

Pronunciation: [in-kuhl-keyt]

Definition:

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Word of the Week: Castigate

The word of the week is: Castigate

Pronunciation: [kas-ti-geyt]

Definition:

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Word of the Week: Rive

Hurricane Wilma Damage 2005

Hurricane Wilma Damage 2005

Hurricane Wilma Damage- 2005

The word of the week is: Rive

Pronunciation: [rahyv]

Definition:

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Word of the Week: Halcyon

The word of the week is: Halcyon

Pronunciation: [hal-see-uhn]

Definition:

adjective

1. calm; peaceful; tranquil (halcyon weather)

2. rich; wealthy; prosperous (halcyon times of peace)

3. happy; joyful; carefree (halcyon days of youth)

4. of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.

noun

5. a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.
6. any of various kingfishers, especially of the genus Halcyon.

When I think of calm and peaceful, I envision sitting on the beach watching the beautiful sunset or sunrise and listening to the waves crash onto shore. The picture for this post was taken in Naples, FL during my mini vacation with my boyfriend last August. The noun defintion of halcyon (the mythical bird and kingfisher) also relates to the ocean which also makes this picture so fitting. May your day today be very halcyon! Here are a couple more pictures of the beach from that same trip below.

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