Quick entries: M

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Machiavellian: marked by cunning trickery, especially in politics or government. Machine gun … [Read more...]

Quick entries: J, K, L

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been well researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Jam: One's jam is a song, especially one that is soulful or has a beat, that has special meaning, … [Read more...]

Quick entries: I

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Ibid.: abbreviation of Latin ibidem, meaning the same place. It's used in footnotes, endnotes, and … [Read more...]

Quick entries: H

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Halcyon: calm and peaceful. Hands-on: When it functions as an adjective (e.g., the activity was … [Read more...]

Quick entries: G

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Gage, gauge, gouge: Gage is rare. It means something given as security for an … [Read more...]

Quick entries: F

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Face lift, face-lift, facelift: All three forms are common, but the one-word form will win in the … [Read more...]

Quick entries: E

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Each other: not eachother. Each other's: other is singular in this phrase, so it is made … [Read more...]

Quick entries: D

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. (The) dark continent: an antiquated, now offensive term for Africa. Don't use it. Day care vs. … [Read more...]

Quick entries: C

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Calumny: A false statement meant to hurt someone's reputation. Plural calumnies. Camaraderie … [Read more...]

Quick entries: B

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Backstage: one word. Backwater: an isolated place. Bad vs. badly: Bad is a long-established … [Read more...]

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