word of the day #4

word of the day

English is not my first language. I’ve been reading and speaking English from a young age and that has led me to writing in English. Now recently I have been taking my language usage a little more seriously and I’m currently trying to broaden my English vocabulary.
Part of this is not only learning new words but also learn to use the large amount of words I already know.
So here it is, the word of the day.

Digress.

To stray from a point.

In the old days the word digress was used literary and it meant to wander in the wrong direction. These days you don’t use Digress like that anymore and instead we use it to explain a figurative wandering.
It’s when someone starts talking or writing about one thing and then strays away from their point and subject.

Example:  when you are writing a school essay it’s important not to digress from the point.

Word of the day #3

word of the day

I’m certain it’s obvious that English is not my first language. I’ve been reading and speaking English from a young age and that has led me to writing in English. Now recently I have been taking my language usage a little more seriously and I’m currently trying to broaden my English vocabulary.
Part of this is not only learning new words but also learn to use the large amount of words I already know.

 

So here it is, the word of the day.

Candor: noun

Means genuine, straightforward, frankness, sincere expression.
The adjective of Candor is Candid.
A candid person expresses his thoughts frankly and without hesitation with sincerity and without deception.
(I like this word, you can build an entire character around it.)

Word of the day.

word of the dayI’m certain this is very obvious, English is not my first language. I’ve been reading and speaking English from a young age and that has led me to writing in English. Now recently I have been taking my language usage a little more seriously and I’m currently trying to broaden my English vocabulary.
Part of this is not only learning new words but also learn to use the large amount of words I already know.

I figured I can share this experience with you and who know perhaps you can pick up a few new words as well.

So here it is, the word of the day.

 

Paraphrase.

To restate what someone has already said in different words.
This isn’t to be confused with the word quote because to quote something is to say exactly what someone else has already said, word for word.
To paraphrase is to restate what someone else has said using different words to give the sense of the passage in fuller terms.