word of the day

Erica Campbell isn’t crazy about today’s slang words getting to join the dictionary so easily. In fact, she wants to make sure that some of the words that were already in the dictionary get some love too. So for the first edition of the Word Of The Day, our special guest Warryn Campbell was inspired […]

Transitory Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2.Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”   Instead of using temporary use transitory

  fruition (noun) \froo-ISH-un\   1: the state of bearing fruit   2: the state of being real or complete : realization, accomplishment     Hannah’s dream of starring in the school play came to fruition when she played the lead role in the spring musical.   Instead of using realization use fruition.

Bloviate Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner. When speaking of his children you could expect him to bloviate the conversation with their achievements and honors. Instead of using declare use bloviate

Exculpatory adjective \ek-SKUL-puh-tor-ee\ Definition : tending or serving to clear from alleged fault or guilt Instead of using explainable use exculpatory   He was exonerated after his attorney gave such an exculpatory statement.

  Impugn Impugn tr.v. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: “To impugn a political opponent’s record.” Instead of using challenge use impugn

Caveat Caveat n. A warning or proviso: something said as a warning, caution, or qualification.   “Be sure that you pay attention to the standard caveats before you sign the agreement.” Instead of using the word warning use caveat  

Apathetic Apathetic adj. 1. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. “He seemed very apathetic about the industry’s downturn.” Disinterested or jaded use apathetic

  Indigenous Indigenous adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The Cherokee Tribe is indigenous to Upstate SC and Western NC.” Instead of using Native use indigenous

  Progeny Progeny n. 1. a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring. Instead of using offspring use progeny.   They are  the progeny of mixed marriages.

Aplomb Aplomb n. Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise – especially in difficult or challenging circumstances.   Instead of using self-confidence use aplomb She has the aplomb to lead the group through the challenge.

  Arduous Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long and arduousprocess.” Instead of using difficult use arduous Putting together such a plan is an arduous undertaking and can’t be done alone…