I Want to Increase My Vocabulary

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    Dimming Down

    i used to have a very large vocabulary range all throughout grade school. i love reading and do so often, but now that im in college i don't really have time to "free" read anymore. i love learning new words and phrases and i absolutely adore learning in general, but school sucks...
    lindsey8472 lindsey8472
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012

    Vocab

     I feel like my skill is lacking.  I also feel like I say "like" and "um" and "you know" too much.  I want to sound more intelligent   
    Seattlegirl Seattlegirl
    16-17, F
    Mar 2, 2008

    Made Fun Of At Work

    I've had some younger co-workers from time to time poke fun at me for using "big words" at work like: extemporaneous and flatulence.It bugs me sometimes because I don't feel that I should have to dumb down my vocabulary just because they can't bother to read more and increase...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Sep 7, 2012

    Especially After My Discrete Math Class!

    In my discrete math class, my professor will go off on these random tangents and use words that no one in the class have any idea what the hell is going on!, i always look over to my friend and we have the exact same blank look on our face O_o it gets pretty bad hahaa. i started...
    LonelyPandaBear LonelyPandaBear
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2011

    Vocabulary

    Sometimes, I uses words which people don't understand or haven't heard of it before.  I don't know where I pop those words and they sure does exist.  :)  The point is; I want to increase my vocabulary.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2011

    Words Gyration

    I get paranoid when i verbalise and chums get incommodious with my verbal lexicons
    beyondconcept beyondconcept
    22-25
    1 Response Feb 12, 2012

    I Want To Improve My English!

    I'm 21 years old and i'm doing architectural designing . As you know , when you are doing some work in university or college or in some office , at the end , you have to present your work. I studied in an ordinary school , where we never taught english and we never communicated...
    pirate12345 pirate12345
    18-21, M
    Jul 27, 2012

    Long Words!

    So occasionally I can come out with really long and clever souding words so I soud intelligent and clever. I know it'll surprise the people I'm talking to so much, I shall be showered with chocolate and flowers for the next few days. My plan shall work!! It is in no way flawed...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2008

    Lexicon

    I have a plethora of words that I would like to become accustomed to using. I will continue to edited this story with new words as they are introduced to me. Alacrity (n) ~:cheerful readiness; promptness or willingness Discursive (adj) ~:passing aimlessly; digressing and 2...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 9, 2011

    This Is What I Learnt Today:

    Stodgy Stoic Stymie( I am thinking of a sentence... no luck till now) Waggish Dextrophobia  
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2008

    Shouldn't We All...

    I have a deep desire of wanting to develop the language that I speak by wanting to delve into the best archive of words left neglected in a world plagued by abbreviations, and a suddenly ‘hip’ nonchalant, basic as hell lexicon. I have a deep interest in all sorts of...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2012

    ME and My Great World

    hello friends,  I would like to discuss if u like or not, bt i really like people to know abt me. I have just completed my B.E and currently working in a company. I have good english but not upto the standard. In today's world english is must so i decided to join this...
    prashant prashant
    22-25, M
    Oct 2, 2007

    The Only Way to Learn...

    Learning new words to improve one's vocabulary is different from learning speaking skills.  Many stories elude to the idea that it's speaking skills or language skills that people want to change.  I see the difference as content (vocabulary) vs. context (the...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    1 Response May 26, 2008

    Especially My Swedish..

    my german vocabulary should be pretty good (native speaker) but I don't know some specific words hehe so I guess I could increase that.. my english one's not too bad either in my opinion but I'm sure I still got a lot to learn about the english language.. and swedish.. my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 9, 2007

    Me Too...

    I want to improve my english speaking skills. Then learn Latin, German and Chinese.
    sidburn sidburn
    16-17, M
    Feb 1, 2008

    It'S Unfair Education System.

    I want to go to the university in the UK. They ask my English qualifications grade A in writing,reading, speaking and listening. I can’t make mistake in the assessments. This is really unfair. Foreign students can enter China universities without ability to write down any...
    Arrow17 Arrow17
    36-40, F
    Feb 1, 2013

    You know what I realized?

    ? I don't know a lot of words lol. Sounds terrible! It is actually. It my parents didn't care about my education so they never worked with me and my teachers honestly didn't either. But I understand about the teachers because they don't have a lot of time to spend extra time with...
    ConfusedMinaB ConfusedMinaB
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    intead of calling it by the name i decided to

    get synonyms for bull..sh..ii.tter: enjoy! con man crook hustler, hoser flimflammer scammer, swindler, sharpie, SMOOTHIE, mountebank, scam artist, bilker, barricuda, bunco, CHEATER........ SO NEXT TIME I WILL CALL THAT TROLL A SMOOTHIE HEAD...ICED HEAD with iced brains in...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    Keeping Wordy Books Near By... Just In Case

    I once went through this fase where i was reading dictionary's and thesauruses instead of books. I've always wanted to know at least 2 different ways for the same thing because it interests me the way people can write about things and make them sound so interesting by their...
    bushelmcdood bushelmcdood
    16-17
    Nov 20, 2011

    Vulnerose

    adjectiveMeans: full of wounds; woundedhttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vulnerose
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    Sep 17, 2011

    I Enjoy Learning New Words ...

    I enjoy learning new words and learning how and when to use them. I am a rare breed as I hardly ever swear, so new words come in very handy to express myself. I think that people who swear with every second word, have a very limited vocabulary.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2008
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