Expand your Vocabulary- /A nice compiled list of words for reference/

How big is your vocabulary? Most native speakers of English only have a limited vocabulary of a meager 20,000 words- and most of the time we use less than half of that. Learning new words not only benefits you in general, it adds spice to any paper you might have to type up, you can actually sound smart insulting some one using your expanded vocabulary.

So how big is the English Language? According to the Language Monitor the English language has as many as 1,025,109.8 words (http://www.languagemonitor.com/number-of-words/number-of-words-in-the-english-language-1008879/)

So how can you learn new words? How do you attain this proficiency, or even come close to that number?

I have a bona fide method myself that has passed the test of time. I really just read any book (those old Philosophy books are perfect) I’ll underline any obscure or strange word, look them up and write them down- eventually I use them on a daily  basis. Knowing allot of words is more than just recognizing, its the application of these words that put you into real perspective as a writer.

Try using some of these words for next paper, blog post, etc. you have to write- You would be surprised just how powerful these words can be.

  • Flaccid- soft, hanging loosely
  • Disseminating- to spread or disperse
  • Generative-relating to or capable of producing or reproducing
  • Effervescent- giving off bubbles, fizzy
  • Unequivocally- leaving no doubt
  • Resplendent-Attractive and impressive
  • Befitting- gerund or present participle
  • Supplementally- added to something else to make it complete
  • Primogenitory- First born or eldest child of the same parents
  • Procure- obtain, especially with care
  • Hanker- to feel a strong desire to do something
  • Ignominious- deserving or causing public disgrace
  • Brooded- to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy
  • Multitudinous- very numerous
  • Toil- to work extremely hard
  • Abscond- to leave hurriedly
  • Accouterments- articles of clothing
  • Affable- Easy and Pleasant to talk to, approachable
  • Agrestic- rural, rustic
  • Aplomb- self confident
  • Apolaustic- devoted to enjoyment
  • Bereft- deprived of something
  • Boeotian- stupid, dull
  • Chauvinistic- aggressively or fanatically patriotic
  • Chthonic- of or related to the underworld
  • Concatenate- to connect or link in chain
  • Dearth- a scarce supply
  • Defenestrate- to throw out the window
  • Dollop- a shapeless mass or blob
  • Euphony- agreeable sound
  • Exiguous- meager
  • Facetious- playfully Jocular, Humorous

Other Resources

http://www.thesaurus.com/ – The best Online Thesarus

http://www.vocabula.com/vrbestwords.asp – A fine collection of  rarely used words

Closing

Learning new words requires devotion, and above all improves your capability to create readable works- it adds more description, it lights the path and guides the reader. So never stop, in fact- learn a new word every day.

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Does Mine-craft make a person more creative?

20150206_161721The first time i saw mine-craft being played my first thoughts were along the lines of mockery. I mean how could this game be a real game there were no rules, no points, no story. I didn’t think this could be a practical game at first, upon further realization I quickly changed my whole attitude about it. It was really after playing mine-craft that i got the concept of the game.

Mine Craft is all about Creativity, its about how you want to play the game. You make your own world, your own rules and have your own idea about how to play it. The best part about Mine craft is that, there is no wrong way of playing it. It gives you the opportunity of picking how you want to play.

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When im playing Minecraft I tend to my Virtual cities that i have crafted. I have always been in a way fascinated with the infrastructure in a city, and how it is run. I use Mine-craft to make models of cities, and how i think they could be. Minecraft gives me all the tools to make a city. Growing up I was a big fan of Simcity, but I think minecraft gives me more room for creativity and freewill, because i don’t always want to just be building cities. Thats where i think Minecraft really gets its edge, it gives you free roam over your own universe. What ever is in someone’s mine-craft world i think says allot about them. You get to express yourself in a different way, a creative way.

The question that has been on my mind through the time i have played this game was, Does Mine-craft make a person more creative? ——Or is it just a good way to pass the time? —or is it both? I think that ultimately is up to the person playing the game.

Heres a video make by a kid that shows some perspective on how minecraft can make a person smarter- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri03PMOw6RE

https://minecraft.net/