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.”

SECTION 19. — How, though the Sphere shewed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desire more; and what came of it

word of the day: preponderance

Why the preponderance of animals over human images? GRE Words

Quora's Future

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.

Gulliver's Travels. PART III. A VOYAGE TO LAPUTA, BALNIBARBI, LUGGNAGG, GLUBBDUBDRIB, AND JAPAN.

Vocabulary From The Simpsons

Vocabulary: 256 Words in Olympia Reader

today's words: lambasted, temerity

AVN lambasted Hustler for having the temerity to question AVN's awards.

SAT Words

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

English Accent: British Accent 📺

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.

GRE Words

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?”

SECTION 18. — How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there

Several contrivances of the author to please the king and queen. Gulliver's Travels. PART II. A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG

Xah's Belles-lettres Blog Archive 2013-09 to 2013-09

How to Tell the Difference Between Chinese, Japanese, Korean?

English Accent: Scottish Accent 📺 (updated, new video, Scottish referendum debate)

word of the day: boustrophedon Words, page 4