明確（めいかく） ：clear; precise; definite; distinct
沈む（しずむ） ：to sink; to feel depressed; to descend
恨めしい（うらめしい） ：reproachful; hateful; bitter
唐突（とうとつ） ：abrupt; sudden
携える（たずさえる） ：to engage in; to participate; to take part… 319 more words
Today’s Daily Prompt got me thinking about words. New words, specifically.
When I learned the Oxford Dictionaries issue quarterly updates, I presumed it was because (1.) these newly-minted words are much too important to wait a whole year for, or (2.) they have to justify lexicographers’ paychecks. 275 more words
Margaret Atwood and other literary giants have spoken out recently against the dropping of various nature words from the Oxford Junior dictionary.
Some of the dropped words include acorn, blackberries, minnow ,buttercup, catkin, cauliflower, chestnut, clover, hamster, heron, herring, kingfisher, lark, leopard, lobster, magpie, minnow, mussel, newt, otter, ox, oyster ,panther.almond, beaver,blackberry and crocus. 577 more words
Dear Editor: Unsurprisingly, my colleague The Unlearned Dresgjas Sjart-Iiih grasps the incorrect end of the tree waste when he pontificates about nouns. He asserts that humans are primitive beings obsessed with naming objects, when in fact their complex culture is built on the ritual avoidance of nouns. 480 more words