Word of the Day: infallible

INFALLIBLE I was productive at the library today. I read for Natty and wrote an emergency blog post, just in case I don’t have time to write one day. I read that some people think science is infallible, but that’s not true. Infallible means the the inability to err. Since science is constantly changing, weContinue reading “Word of the Day: infallible”

Word of the day: ubiquitous

UBIQUITOUS I am so happy about my class schedule this semester. I’m taking interesting courses and don’t have classes on Monday or Friday. My courses are Inquiry in the Natural World; Broadcast Reporting; Concert Band; Piano; Internship; Sex, Relationships and the Reproductive System; and Desktop Publishing. I’m excited about Broadcast Reporting even though I didn’tContinue reading “Word of the day: ubiquitous”

Word of the day: acquiesce

ACQUIESCE Today was eventful, to say the least. I had to work, went to my first Sex, Relationships and Reproductive Systems class, got my car back from the shop, had a piano lesson, made dinner and watched the Bonnies game with the rest of the student body. That said, I didn’t really have the timeContinue reading “Word of the day: acquiesce”

Word of the day: somber

SOMBER Do you ever pass over a word several times but the meaning of it remains unknown? I do! I always knew that “somber” meant “sad,” but I never fully investigated its definition. Pete had me proofread a music review of his when I came across this word. “Somber folk,” he wrote. “Somber” means darkContinue reading “Word of the day: somber”

Word of the day: abut

ABUT This word is also courtesy of Berstein’s book. ┬áCan you tell I’m still at the beginning? “Abut” is a funny word. For me. It means bordering or touching. The journalism and business offices abut on the second floor of Murphy. This post is short. Again. I’m very sorry. I have my first class tomorrowContinue reading “Word of the day: abut”

Word of the day: abjure vs. adjure

ABJURE vs. ADJURE In “The Careful Writer,” Theodore Bernstein discusses the difference between similar sounding words. But I don’t even recognize some of the words he writes about! When I came across “abjure, adjure,” I read the entry and then discovered the definitions. Abjure means to renounce. Adjure means to command. A fun mnemonic deviceContinue reading “Word of the day: abjure vs. adjure”

Word of the day: abhorrence

ABHORRENCE I’m in such a lousy mood. It’s the weekend. School starts Monday. You’d think I’d be enthusiastic? But I’ll spare you my personal issues and just tell you that I need to find a way to make my life interesting. It’s like I’m going through a mid-life crisis! I abhor it. “Abhor” means strongContinue reading “Word of the day: abhorrence”

Word of the day: meme

MEME Does anyone know what this word means? It’s such a hard concept to grasp. I read the introduction of a Wikipedia entry on it and I got confused so I stopped. I read about Internet memes, which I think I understand. And I found a useful definition at Dictionary.com. – “a cultural item thatContinue reading “Word of the day: meme”

Reading – resolution #7

If there’s one thing I have to learn this semester, it’s time management. I’ve gotten considerably better at it since freshmen year, when I would skip meals and use every chance I got to read my Mass Media textbook. I managed time easily last year, achieving a 3.9 GPA and editing Arts & Life atContinue reading “Reading – resolution #7”

Word of the day: expostulate

EXPOSTULATE Expostulate means to disagree with someone, or according to Merriam-Webster, “to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance.” “Expostulate” is also the title of Sam House’s blog. Sam, a friend and fellow associate editor at The Bona Venture, loves politics. She loves writing about them. She loves having her opinionContinue reading “Word of the day: expostulate”