English: what does adjure mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word adjure.

adjure (verb):

to ask with urgency, suggesting it need be done.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

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English: what does edification mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word edification.

edification (noun):
spiritual or moral improvement brought about by teaching or by witnessing a demonstration.

Source:

Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: what does spurious mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word spurious.

spurious (adj)

not as represented or suggested; false.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

What is a proselyte?

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting. The tutor mentions proselyte.

proselyte (noun):

someone who didn’t formerly hold their current point of view, but who has [recently] adopted it.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: gallivant

Self-tutoring about English: the tutor mentions the word gallivant as much for its spelling as meaning.

gallivant (verb):
to mobilize in search of fun.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

English: some definitions of fuller

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting – especially short, simple ones. The tutor mentions some definitions for the noun fuller.

fuller (noun):
1. a tool meant for shaping metal, possibly to flatten it into a blade or insert a groove.
2. a groove made in a blade.

Source:

www.dictionary.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: what is a satrap?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the term satrap.

satrap (noun):
a ruler who takes orders from another one.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: what does imposture mean?

Tutoring English, neat surprises are common. The tutor shares the find imposture.

Back in my post from Aug 30 I mention the words imposter and impostor. Today I bring up the related noun, imposture.

imposture (noun):
what an imposter does. Imposture means, generally, deception. In particular, it points to the pretense that an imposter would carry out.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Impostor or imposter?

Tutoring English, surprises are common. The tutor mentions one about the spelling of imposter…(or is it impostor)?

imposter (noun):
someone who pretends to be someone else.

Imposter and impostor are both valid spellings of the word.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

What does propound mean?

Tutoring English, words surface that a student might recall, but never looked up. The tutor mentions the word propound.

propound (verb):
propose for contemplation.

Source:

Barber, Katherine (Editor-in-chief). Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.