This descriptor is a derivative of the word pedant, a designation which has a few meanings: 1) one who ostentatiously shows off his education or intelligence; 2) one who teaches in a very
Remember this word by what it rhymes with: helmet. A helmet is to one’s bed head as a pelmet is to one’s curtain hardware: it hides the unattractive bits. Yes, a pelmet is a
On one hand you have pelt the noun: an animal skin, either with its wool or fur in tact or stripped for tanning. On the other hand you have
A Latin-derived adverb meaning in or for each year. In other words, a cooler way to say yearly.
Example: After Jack accepted the position as buyer for the antique auction house, he
This adverb should be easy to remember because it means by way of contrast or on the contrary, both of which contain the “contra” part anyway.
Example: The twins have quite different
(pronounced per-KAL or per-KAYL)
A type of weave that is used a great deal for bedding, percale is made of either 100% cotton yarns or a cotton-polyester yarn blend. The "thread count" of a
You know when you do something that you don’t really want to do, so you execute the task at hand superficially and with no gusto" Or when you’re doing
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