Word Wednesdays: 5 Words to Upgrade Your Vocabulary

Word Wednesdays: 5 Words to Upgrade Your Vocabulary

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Upgrading Your Vocabulary Every Wednesdays

With a generation that repeatedly makes the mistake of confusing “you’re” and “your” and Urban Dictionary more utilized than a real dictionary, The Modern Alice has decided to start Word Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, we will be providing five new words to upgrade and increase our reader’s vocabulary. Because the descent of millennial’s communication is becoming contagious, we want to ensure that you never fall prey to their ridiculous colloquial jargon. It’s one thing to use social media vernacular when commenting on a friend’s Instagram posts or Facebook statuses, but when it becomes part of everyday verbal communication, “bae” isn’t going to cut it.  

Now we’re not saying you need to be a walking Thesaurus and sound like you’re speaking in tongues, but implementing a few words that are appropriate can go a long way. For instance, instead of saying “annoying” try substituting it with “vexing.” It’s not to sound condescending but to showcase your intellect. Now do be cautious. One thing worse than having a low vocabulary is inserting words that you don’t know and using it incorrectly as a means to sound impressive but failing miserably.

Again, this is not to insult anyone’s intelligence. You don’t have to sound like you are studying for the SAT’s every waking moment.

Just a means to help regain the beauty and fluidity of the English language. 

We understand that languages undergo changes and transform. However, here at The Modern Alice we want to preserve the eloquence of communication and help improve your vocabulary. We believe there is a direct correlation to having an advantage and one’s ability to manipulate words. Communication is one of the secret ingredients to success after all.

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“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” –Philip K. Dick

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Word Wednesdays: 5 Words to Upgrade Your Vocabulary

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Word Wednesdays: Your 5 New Words of the Day

  1. Ubiquitous (adj.)
    existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent.
    Example: Social media usage amongst young adults today is ubiquitous.
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  2. Arduous (adj.)
    requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult.
    Example: The Game of Thrones film crew had a dauntingly arduous task when creating the “Battle of the Bastards” episode.
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  3. Perspicacity (adj.)
    keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
    Example: Because billionaire Warren Buffet is known for his perspicacity, several financial experts look to him and wait for his stock-buying trends.
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  4. Cognizant (adj.)
    being aware or having knowledgeable of something especially through personal experience; mindful
    Example: Be cognizant of your partner’s sensitivity to certain issues as to not arise any discomfort during conversations.
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  5. Venerate (v.)
    to regard with respect or to honor
    Example: Mother Teresa, also heralded as “the saint of the gutters,” has been canonized as a Saint to venerate her dedication to living a virtuous life.

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Until next Wednesday Modern Alices!

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