Thursday Thirteen #135


Happy Thursday to everyone out there! On this week’s Thursday Thirteen, we’re going to talk about words. There are certain words we all love to use and many we’ve never heard of. I think there are some that inspire and some that confuse. I also love how certain words sound when said. We can all benefit from expanding our vocabulary.

If you have great words you love to use, please let me know in the comments

Thursday 13
Thirteen words to learn by Aaron Crocco

1. Reverberate. –verb (used without object) A. to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house. B. Physics. to be reflected many times, as sound waves from the walls of a confined space.

2. Syncopation. –noun A. Music. a shifting of the normal accent, usually by stressing the normally unaccented beats. B. Something, as a rhythm or a passage of music, that is syncopated.

3. Elude. -verb A. To avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc.; evade: to elude capture. B. to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of

4. Alleviate. –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing. to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate: to alleviate sorrow; to alleviate pain.

5. Reminisce. –verb (used without object), -nisced, -nisc·ing. to recall past experiences, events

6. Exude. –verb (used without object) A. to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
–verb (used with object) B. to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings. C. to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate: to exude cheerfulness.

7. Devastation. –noun A. the act of devastating; destruction. B. devastated state; desolation.

8. Synchronize. –verb (used with object) 1. to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another: Synchronize your watches. B. to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together: They synchronized their steps and walked on together.

9. Correlate. adjective, noun –verb (used with object) A. to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income. –verb (used without object) B. to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree. –adjective C. mutually or reciprocally related. –noun D. either of two related things, esp. when one implies the other.

10. Condition. –noun A. a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.
B. state of health: He was reported to be in critical condition.
C. fit or requisite state: to be out of condition; to be in no condition to run. D. social position: in a lowly condition. E. a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance: It can happen only under certain conditions. F.a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite; that on which something else is contingent: conditions of acceptance.

11. Causality. –noun, plural -ties. The relation of cause and effect: The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted.

12. Timeline. –noun A linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred.

13. Interconnected. To connect reciprocally

-All definitions from dictionary.com

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  1. Thanks for reassuring me that I really am smart cause some days I forget that. I actually knew every word on your list. I can’t think of any great ones to add today but I’ll work on it.

  2. Oh, awesome! I love blogs about words. Posts like these are espeically great, because they remind people of the meanings of words…they get kind of blurred some times.

    • Chris
    • March 6th, 2008

    Great list, thanks. I always think that syncopation sounds like what it is. Happy TT!

  3. A few I enjoy…. diaspora, widdershins, whilom, concatenation.

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