January 1 2018

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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December 30 2017

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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October 13 2017

Dictionary Challenge Update: October 13, 2017

I just finished the “J” words last night. Yay!

The J section is relatively short; so is the K section. I’m hoping I can finish the “K” words in a few days. That would give me a bit more than 2 months to finish the “L” and “M” words by the end of the year, and complete my goal for 2017.

I am routing for myself. Lol.

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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August 25 2017

Dictionary Challenge Update: August 25, 2017

I set out, this year, to finish d-defining the first volume of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary.” A few days ago, I finished d-defining all of the H-words (NOTE: I didn’t start at the A-words this year). I still have 5 more letters to go. SMH! I’ll feel a little more hopeful when I get up to finishing, at least, the K-words.

On a goal-meeting optimistic note, the J- and K-words are not too numerous. I’ll let you know when I finish the I’s.

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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January 1 2017

2017 Dictionary Challenge

For the past couple of years, I’ve been building my dictionary by using the deluxe encyclopedia edition of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary.” In 2016, my aim was to get through the dictionary from my starting point, at the end of the C words, up to the J words. However, I was only able to make it partially through the G words.

I started 2016 with 160,077 dictionary entries, and ended the year with a total of 207,595 dictionary entries. I inputted a total of 47,528 words in 2016. This exceeds the number of entries I inputted in 2015, although I didn’t make it to the J words like I aimed to.

I started 2016 on page 327 of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary,” and ended the year on page 522.

In 2017, I aim to get up to page 842 of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary.” If I can reach this page, I will have completed the A-Na volume of the dictionary. In order to reach this goal, I will have to input, on average, approximately 88% of the entries on a single page a day. I will try my best to finish out this dictionary volume this year.

All the best in 2017!

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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