Language

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Omit Needless Words

Omit Needless Words

Omit Needless Words. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences. Please practice economy of words. Read More
Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia are words that imitate the sound they are describing and represent. Just a few examples could be: zap, buzz, beep, whoosh, bang, thump, thud, etc. Read More

Oxymoron

An oxymoron is a self contradictory statement, where the second portion of the statement negates the first. Common examples include a tall short person. Read More
Page Turner

Page Turner

A page turner is a slang term for a really good & engaging book. It is a book that you can't put down, can't stop reading, and has you on the edge of your seat. Read More

Pickin'

When the band begins to play it can be referred to as pickin' as each band member is pickin' the strings on their instruments. Read More
Rompstomper

Rompstomper

A rompstomper is a four wheel vehicle, typically a truck, complete with lift kit of six inches or higher. Optional features include gun rack and snarly dog. Read More
Rout Vs. Route

Rout Vs. Route

Rout and Route are often mispronounced and are frequently mistaken for each other. Rout has several meanings while route means a road. Read More

Score (Number)

Score is an Old English word referring to a set of twenty. It originated from Old Norse, where its meaning referred to cutting a notch into a piece of wood. Read More
Sentence Diagraming

Sentence Diagraming

Sentence diagraming is the analysis of a sentence. Some authorities feel that it has little value, but its graphic form has a pleasing logistical balance. Read More

Sesquicentennial

Sesquicentennial is a word used to describe the passage of 150 years. It is often used in reference to an anniversary of an institution or a historical event. Read More
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