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Its in the Book?
Its in the Book?

A non-native English speaker I was in correspondence with thanked me for helping expand his vocabulary.

It occurs to me that understanding English grammar and the use of prefixes and suffixes cn also help expnad your vocabulary.  Here are some words not often found IN dictionaries. (Of course this is British English spelling, American English may differ)

  • somnia – the ability to fall asleep
  • sidious – unlikely to provoke envy
  • voice – a random list of items for which there is no charge
  • volve – to unwrap
  • vert – to put the right way up
  • vective – a reasoned and politely delivered congratulation
  • valid – someone in the best of health
  • tromit – to keep out, to expunge
  • tuition – to be confused despite long and detailed explanations
  • sulin – someone help me with this one, as a Canukistani I ought to know better than to banter about it.
  • spire – to draw out of, be it breath or feeling
  • nuendo – clear speaking
  • quite – to make definitive statements
  • sert – to take out of
  • sist – to dawdle or fail to give serous consideration
  • hume – to dig up
  • hale – to breath out
  • gress – an exit
  • fanta – a prince or royal son
  • fer – to guess or make up an answer
  • ert – moving, often rapidly and without the likelihood of stopping
  • famy – a good reputation
  • deed – an interjection that Anton doesn’t use
  • deminfy – to run up a debt
  • dex – a sign, for example at a British main-line railways station or country road junction that justs adds to your confusion as to where you should be going
  • dian – not part of Asia
  • ca – Immigrants to south America
  • ch – a large body of water
  • cline – (verb) to stay on course despite misleading dex (noun) to stay on the level or be level headed even when misdirected by dex
  • crement – a decrease, to decrease
  • cubus – a pleasant dream or positive influence
  • cunabula – books with their covers torn off. This normally indicates that they have been ‘returned, unsold’ to the publisher and so the books themselves should not be sold.
  • ane – a sensible attitude or remark
  • augerate – to throw out of office, often for corruption

I’m sure you’ll find these words tremely -ing useful.

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