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Wayne State Word Warriors Words to Rescue, 2014-2015 Edition

For six years, logophiles at Wayne State University have curated a crowd-sourced list of "old words [that] deserve a bit more love," selecting a top ten list of words especially in need of attention...
arcadian, eldritch, fug, humdinger, lubricious, martinet, mephitic, perfidy, pestiferous, more...
16 words

Joe Cocker (1944-2014) Tribute List

British Singer Joe Cocker died on December 22, 2014 after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Known for his ability to interpret the songs of others, his signature arm motions and raspy howl...
mar, dawdle, consolation, amends, inclined, wayward, parched, implore, rebuke, more...
10 words

Don't call it a comeback!

Whether in sports or everyday life, everyone loves a comeback story. Tales of successfully conquering the odds and returning to glory provide us with the energy to keep battling against whatever we...
resurgence, rebound, rejuvenate, invigorate, restoration, rally, muster, vivify, galvanize, more...
15 words

Obstacle Course Vocabulary

This list celebrates the spirit of perserverence by offering a catalog of discouraging words, terms associated with setbacks and the frustration of progress. Although they vary in severity, most of...
impede, hinder, inhibit, hamper, thwart, foil, forestall, quash, encumber, more...
15 words

It must have slipped my mind...

Whether you're too busy or not busy enough, often things fall through the cracks and don't get done. This is a list for the lazy forgetters and the multitasking forgetters alike. Especially this time...
oblivious, remiss, heedless, bemused, feckless, lackadaisical, indolent, dilatory, derelict, more...
15 words

Non-Color Words to Use When Describing Color

The words on this list do not denote color in and of themselves, but you can (and should) use them that way. They'll brighten your writing and make your descriptions more visually specific -- think...
olive, moss, fresh, apple, lime, dragonfly, hunter, evergreen, mint, more...
61 words

The Vocabulary of College

Here are 33 words that will help you survive on a college campus, looking cool and "in the know." So, if someone wants to meet you on the quad, you'll know where to go. Or, if someone tells you that...
campus, quad, matriculation, commencement, bachelor's degree, master's degree, dormitory, PhD, professor, more...
33 words

Mike Nichols (1931-2014) Tribute List

Mike Nichols first achieved fame as part of the improvisational comedy pair Nichols & May. He and Elaine May were among the first to stage sketches grounded in reality but willing to embrace the...
apprehend, mystify, catastrophe, transcend, peculiar, nadir, mediocrity, opportunism, benign, more...
10 words
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