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I Want to Increase My Vocabulary

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    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

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    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 16-18, F Mar 2, 2008

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    Anyone Want to Teach Me

    Does anyone want to teach me some cool new words? I love learning new ones!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 13 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    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 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 21-25, M Oct 2, 2007

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    Vulnerose

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

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    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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    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

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    Me Too...

    I want to improve my english speaking skills. Then learn Latin, German and Chinese.
    sidburn sidburn 16-18, M Feb 1, 2008

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    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

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    I honestly wasn't aware that my vocabulary was particularly amazing or anything, but this is a case of average fish in a small pond. I went to an affluent and good school district...
    ViewtifulMe ViewtifulMe 26-30, T 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I am looking to read, write, speak - everything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I understand the very basics of how the language is set up with kanji and katakana and I...
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    My family are a constant source of anxiety. My mother is tempermental, accusatory, childish, verbally and psychologically abusive. I'm afraid to tell her about my college grades...
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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
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    I am so broody right now its unreal. Its making me quite sad. I want a baby so much its the only thing i truly want in life. But i cant have one yet as my boyfriend wants to wait...
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    My husband and I got married in November of 2014. I love being a newlywed, but I cannot express enough how much I want a baby. My husband finally agreed to start trying to conceive...
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    I Want a man that knows who I really am and make me laugh make me smile and don't take alot of things seriously if I can't get those things I don't want anybody I want a best...
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    I have a dad who, more or less at times. Always have been rather anxious, causious, nervous, poor self-image, slightly depressive. Mom even somewhat the same, tho differently...
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