Family Word Snacks: Equanimity & Poise

“A vast vocabulary is like a shiny sports car. It shows off one’s wealth — the wealth of one’s intellect — only it doesn’t imply a lack of ‘resources’ in other areas.” -Anonymous equanimity: (n) mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation in a sentence: When kids pretend they can’t […]

Family Word Snacks: Ephemeral & Temporary

“One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.” -Evelyn Waugh ephemeral: (a) lasting only a day; lasting a very short time in a sentence: Good times, bad times, they are all ephemeral. Enjoy the highs and don’t linger in the lows; life is barely a sigh before […]

Family Word Snacks: Autodidact & Knowledge

“A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker.” -Henry Hazlitt, Thinking as a Science autodidact: (n) a self-taught person in a sentence: Ernest Hemingway and Herman Melville were iconic authors who happened to be autodidacts, educating themselves mostly through reading. knowledge: (n) information, understanding, or skill that you get from […]

Family Word Snacks: Fernweh & Voyage

“As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify!” -Sheri S. Tepper, A Plague of Angels Fernweh [FEIRN-veyh]: (n) (adopted from German) literally “farsickness”; wanderlust, a desire to travel, a longing for far-off places in a […]

Family Word Snacks: Sapid & Scrumptious

A logophile is a lover of words. Every time I come across a new word, it’s almost like finding money; only it is wealth you can’t spend away. And no one can deny that a rich vocabulary leads to richer experiences. “Word knowledge is among the most critical pieces of language development. Children who acquire […]

10 Pintastic Picture Quotes

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