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The English language is constantly evolving, both the words we use and the rules that control the usage of those words.  Therefore, it is impossible to ever have a definitive grammar guide, or, if you will, a Complete Guide of American English.  And that’s our excuse.

 

 

Word of the Every So Often

December 14, 2018 

albedo:  (noun)  the light reflected off a surface, usually that of a planet or moon, measured on a scale of zero to one, zero being completely non-reflective (such as black), and one being completely reflective (such as a mirror).  Sir, we're going to have to ask you to put on your hat.  The albedo off of your head is disturbing the other fans.

 

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Friday, May 31, 2013

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proliferate:  (verb)  to increase rapidly in numbers; to multiply.  The proliferation of the invasive species caused the animals of the forest to loathe the humans.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

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scraggly:  (adv)  raged, thin, boney, or generally untidy in appearance.  The scraggly cat had a lottery ticket in its mouth worth $15,000.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

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expunge:  (verb)  to erase or remove completely.  We expunged the sea of sponges; it was a sponge expunging.

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expunge:  (verb)  to erase or remove completely.  We expunged the sea of sponges; it was a sponge expunging.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

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garner:  (verb) to gather or collect.  The investigator garnered the evidence against Claude, but Claude didn’t care because he was an idiot.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

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vex:  (verb)  to annoy somebody with trivial matters.  The teacher would vex us with grammar on a daily basis.

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