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I Want to Increase My Vocabulary

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Vulnerose

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

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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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    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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    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...
    SecretsofWillow SecretsofWillow 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    Helping U Memorize Words

    Given my experience of memorizing words, I think these two methods work the most.You may have better methods. I am just sharing what I found. I hope these would be beneficial to the students taking the tests like SAT and TOEFL. 1)I used it mostly,although not so efficient but...
    aintuhappy2cmefkman aintuhappy2cmefkman 18-21, M Nov 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    god this would be amazing but my vocabulary sucks ***
    outcatsx outcatsx 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Ok then... 1) I watch (and enjoy) chick flicks. Yeeeeah. 2) I think the feeling of getting out a big massive poo is almost as good of a feeling as having an ******. 3) I'm a...
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    1. I'm odd. You don't hear the word odd too much nowadays. People believe that due to my advanced vocabulary, I'm 25 stuck in the body of a 16 year old. I enjoy the sounds of the...
    sanfrabay sanfrabay 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    As of today it is now 9.00 in California In two years it'll increase again to 10.00 :p
    PhoenixSky PhoenixSky 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    Liberty (noun) The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. It seems that we...
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    I am taking steps towards a healthier me, but they are all aimed towards physical health. I've cut back sodas and increased the amount of water I drink. I've been aiming for more...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I really want one. I imagine it'd increase pleasure and it'd look really cool lol But yeah I want one 🌚👐
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    It'd be nice... Someone I could nerd out with. You know, like getting into a discussion if how the force could actually be a thing if our mind capacities somehow increased...or...
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