Tags » Verb

smirch

v.

  1. To soil or stain.
  2. To dishonor.

To get even with his mother scolding him that morning, Will smirched the newly-washed tablecloth before dinner.

His father tried to stop the online scandal from spreading in fear it would smirch their family’s reputation.

Verb

Writers who forget grammar

What do you think of writers who forget grammar and can’t match a verb to its subject? I’m thinkin’ of the person behind this grammatical goof on yahoo.com: 29 more words

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sub・sume

v.

To place in a more comprehensive category.

I checked your classifications of the newly arrived books and thought you must subsume some of the entries.

Verb

Not that kind of writer

Some writers never make grammatical mistakes. They know every tense of every irregular verb; they can identify the subject of a sentence in a sea of prepositional phrases; they never use a plural pronoun with a singular antecedent. 63 more words

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Befuddle

befuddle–verb: cause someone to become confused or perplexed.

The teacher’s weak explanation further befuddled her class.

Vocabulary

Life is Not A Noun

upon looking

in the dictionary

I became a bit

confused

searched for life

and all it’s worth

but I think it’s been

misused

for life they say… 79 more words

Poetry

Saturday Synopsis

My mother’s rule became sacrosanct: I needed to be home before midnight.

Fans spilled into the streets to boast and roister after the championship. 49 more words

Vocabulary