Jan 20

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Bespoke

Bespoke is defined as follows: “(1) Custom-made. (2) Dealing in or producing custom-made articles.”

MACHINE BRIEFS:

OPTION #1: bespoke= BE/SPO*EK
OPTION #2: bespoke= BAOE/SPO*EK

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Jan 19

Friday Phrases

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would you ever= WOUFR
right ankle= RAOINLG
right ankles= RAOINLGS
left ankle= LEFNLG
left ankles= LEFNLGS
fire truck= FAOIRK
fire trucks= FAOIRKS
are often= ROFN

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Jan 19

Stenspiration™

“An idea or desire, to be transformed into terms of action or physical reality, must be held in the conscious mind faithfully and persistently until habit begins to give it permanent form.” -Napoleon Hill

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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Jan 19

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Trammel

Trammel means: (1) Something impeding activity, progress, or freedom. Restraint. (2) A net for catching birds or fish. (3) An adjustable pothook for a fireplace crane. (4) A shackle used for making a horse amble. (5a) Ellipsograph. (5b) Beam compass.

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: trammel= TRAM/M*EL
OPTION #2: trammel= TRAM/*EL
OPTION #3: trammel= TRAM/*L

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Jan 13

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Stanch

Stanch means: “(1) To check or stop the flow of. To stop the flow of blood (from a wound). (2a) To stop or check in its course. (2b) To make watertight; stop up.”

Machine Brief:

stanch= STAN/*FP

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Jan 12

Friday Phrases

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community college= KMUJ
Community College= KM*UJ
under arrest= N-RS
so I told= SOILT
up the= *UPT
up this= *UPTS
what need= WHAFRN
what needed= WHAFRND
what I just= WHAIJT
then this= THENTS
then the= THENT

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Jan 11

Theory Thursday: Suffix Briefs Part 13

I Love Steno The Student Edition (Cropped)
The following are briefs for suffixes: (Note: When d-defining, don’t forget to define the briefs with the format symbol for suffixes.)

{Suffix}ma= MA*
{Suffix}man= MA*N
{Suffix}mate= MA*IT
{Suffix}mation= MA*IGS
{Suffix}ment= -MT
{Suffix}ments= -MTS
{Suffix}more= MO*R
{Suffix}mous= M*US

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Jan 03

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Sacerdotal

Sacerdotal is defined as, “of or relating to priests or a priesthood. Priestly.”

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: sacerdotal= SAS/*ER/DO*ELT
OPTION #2: sacerdotal= SAS/*ER/DOE/TA*L
OPTION #3: sacerdotal= SAS/*ER/DOET/A*L
OPTION #4: sacerdotal= SAS/*ER/DOET/TA*L

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Jan 01

2018 Dictionary Challenge

Dictionary Before And After Front

Dictionary Before And After Binding

It took 3 years for me to d-define all of the words in, “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary of The English Language,” A-Na volume. This volume of the dictionary has 842 pages. The next volume of the dictionary, which contains the words of the English language from Na-Z, is comprised of 624 pages.

For my 2018 dictionary challenge, I will aim to complete the second volume of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary of The English Language.” D-defining a couple of pages a day will result in a completion of this goal.

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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Dec 30

2017 Dictionary Challenge- Finished In The Nick Of Time

2017 Dictionary 1

2017 Dictionary 2

2017 Dictionary 3

With about 48 hours to spare, I finished my dictionary goal for 2017. Yesterday, after three years, I was able to finally complete entering all of the words from, “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary of The English Language” A-Na Volume. This book is the first volume of a two-volume set.

After lugging my dictionary around for three years, it looks like the pictures above. The dictionary has been my daily companion for three years, and it definitely shows. Lol.

Tomorrow, or the day after, I will post my dictionary goal for 2018. I’m looking forward to finishing up this two-volume set, and moving on to my specialty dictionaries.

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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