Xah's Belles-lettres Blog Archive 2014-09 to 2014-09
“O Thou Whom I must no longer address as the Perfection of all Beauty; but let me beg thee to vouchsafe thy servant a sight of thine interior.”
word of the day: preponderance
Why the preponderance of animals over human images? GRE Words
word of the day: infirmities, licentiousness
This illustrious person had very usefully employed his studies, in finding out effectual remedies for all diseases and corruptions to which the several kinds of public administration are subject, by the vices or infirmities of those who govern, as well as by the licentiousness of those who are to obey.
today's words: lambasted, temerity
AVN lambasted Hustler for having the temerity to question AVN's awards.
How to be a Great Writer in the Digital Age
how to be a great writer in the digital age. The Writing Style of Xah Lee
check out Steven Pinker's new book 《The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century》 Buy at amazon, seems he'd approve.
review your words: dysphemism et al. Xah's Belles-lettres Blog Archive 2013-10 to 2013-10
Today's word: concourse. “Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house.” Gulliver's Travels: Front Matter
revamped index. Wordy English: Vocabulary Compilation with Usage Examples
word of the day: polygynous, inimical
Meanwhile, male parental investment also makes the man's naturally polygynous bent inimical to his wife's reproductive interests.
word of the day: Prostrating
Prostrating myself mentally before my Guide, I cried, “How it is, O divine ideal of consummate loveliness and wisdom that I see thy inside, and yet cannot discern thy heart, thy lungs, thy arteries, thy liver?”
Several contrivances of the author to please the king and queen. Gulliver's Travels. PART II. A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG
English Accent: Scottish Accent 📺 (updated, new video, Scottish referendum debate)
word of the day: boustrophedon Words, page 4