Tag Archive: Vocabulary For Dictionary Building

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

Oct 23

Medical Monday: Kyphosis

Kyphosis is defined an: “Unnatural curving of the upper back that creates a hunchback appearance in the posture. [It is] often associated with osteoporosis.” Kyphosis is also known as “dowager’s hump.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: kyphosis= KAOIFZ OPTION #2: kyphosis= KAOI/FOEZ OPTION #3: kyphosis= KAOI/FO*EZ OPTION #4: kyphosis= KAOI/FOE/S*IS

Oct 02

Medical Monday: Insufflate

To insufflate is “to blow (air, medicinal gas, etc.) into an opening or upon some part of the body.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: insufflate= IN/SUF/LA*IT OPTION #2: insufflate= IN/SA/FLA*IT

Sep 25

Medical Monday: Ileitis

Ileitis is the inflammation of the ileum (the lower three fifths of the small intestine). Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: ileitis= IL/YAOITS OPTION #2: ileitis= IL/YAO*ITS OPTION #3: ileitis= IL/YI/AOITS OPTION #4: ileitis= IL/YI/AOI/T*IS OPTION #5: ileitis= IL/YI/AOIT/T*IS OPTION #6: ileitis= IL/YI/AOIT/*IS

Aug 28

Medical Monday: Fornix

The fornix is: “The bands of white fibers beneath the corpus callosum of the brain, connecting the two hemispheres of the cerebellum.” Machine Brief: fornix= FOR/N*IX

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