Tag Archive: Vocabulary For Dictionary Building

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

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

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

Dec 30

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Spiel

“Spiel” is a noun defined as follows: “A voluble line of often extravagant talk: A speech delivered especially to sell or promote something.” Machine Brief: spiel= SPAOEL

Dec 22

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Vespertine

Vespertine is defined as follows: “(1) Of, relating to, or occurring in the evening. (2) Active, flowering, or flourishing in the evening: crepuscular.” MACHINE BRIEF: vespertine= VES/PER/TAO*IN

Dec 13

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Diaphanous

Diaphanous is defined as follows: “(1) Characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through. (2) Characterized by extreme delicacy of form: ethereal. (3) Insubstantial, vague. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/N*US OPTION #2: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/A/N*US OPTION #3: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/FA/N*US

Dec 06

Walmart’s Nuanced Name Change (Be Sure To Amend Your Dictionary)

Today, Walmart announced that they will be officially changing their name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. This change is reportedly going into effect on February 1, 2018. If, like me, you have Walmart hyphenated in your dictionary, be sure to change it. Love, Speed, and Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Dec 01

2017’s Word Of The Year

According to Dictionary.com, the word of the year is “complicit.” Dictionary.com states that its word of the year, “serves as a symbol of the year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.” Complicit is defined as: “Choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” Machine …

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Nov 01

Legal Vocabulary: Laches

Laches is defined as: An “inexcusable delay in asserting a right.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: laches= LAFPS OPTION #2: laches= LAFP/*ES OPTION #3: laches= LAFP/*EZ

Oct 30

Medical Monday: Laliatry

Laliatry is: “The branch of medicine which studies disorders of speech.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: laliatry= LA/LAOI/TR*I OPTION #2: laliatry= LA/LAOI/TRAO*E OPTION #3: laliatry= LA/LAOI/A/TR*I OPTION #4: laliatry= LA/LAOI/A/TRAO*E

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