Word of the Week: Munificent

Munificent is an adjective but can also be used as a noun, munificence, or an adverb, munificently and means very generous—as in a very generous person. Munificent is derived from the Latin word munificus (generous); however, munificus is derived from the Latin word munus (gift, service). Munus also give rise to the terms municipal andContinue reading “Word of the Week: Munificent”

Word of the Week: Languid

Languid is an adjective but can also be used as an adverb, languidly or a noun, languidness. Derived from the Latin verb languēre (to languish), languid has been mistaken with the word languorous, which is also derived from the word languēre. Although they have similar meanings, languid describes a sluggish disposition that one experiences fromContinue reading “Word of the Week: Languid”

Word of the Week: Knead

Knead is a verb, but also can be used as a noun, kneader or an adjective, kneadable and is defined as to use the hands to mix and work something into a uniform mass. The word knead is most likely derived from the Middle English word kneden or the High German word knetan.  Most peopleContinue reading “Word of the Week: Knead”

Word of the Week: Jargon

Jargon is a noun, but can also be used as a verb, jargon. Defined as technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject, the word jargon derives from either the French word gaggire (to chatter) or the Old French word jargon (chatter of birds). When the word jargon was used in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales writtenContinue reading “Word of the Week: Jargon”

Word of the Week: Iconoclast

Iconoclast is a noun, but also can be used as an adjective, iconoclastic, or an adverb, iconoclastically. Defined as someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions, iconoclast was first used in the mid-1600s. Iconoclast can be broken down into icon + clast. The word icon derives from the Middle Greek word eikōn (to resemble) andContinue reading “Word of the Week: Iconoclast”

Word of the Week: Hegemony

Hegemony is a noun, but can be used as an adjective, hegemonic. Defined as the dominance or leadership of one social group over others, hegemony derives from the Greek word hegemonia (political supremacy), which derives from the Greek verb hēgeisthai (leader). The definition of hegemony has changed overtime. First, hegemony referred to the control onceContinue reading “Word of the Week: Hegemony”

6 Ways to Improve Your Resume

Everyone wants to stand out! In the article below, I go over 6 ways to quickly and effectively improve your resume so that you will stand out to recruiters. If you’re interested in improving your resume, contact edtingbychristina@gmail.com or check out editingbychristina.com. #1 Proofread No one likes mistakes. In fact, even minor spelling and grammatical errors willContinue reading “6 Ways to Improve Your Resume”

Word of the Week: Gaffe

Gaffe is a noun and is defined as a socially awkward or tactless act. There is no agreement on the etymology of the word gaffe; however, it is theorized that the word gaffe may have originated from French, German, Scottish, or English. Most data leans towards gaffe being borrowed from the French word gaffe (clumsyContinue reading “Word of the Week: Gaffe”

Word of the Week: Fatuous

Fatuous is an adjective, but also can be used as an adverb, fatuously or a noun, fatuousness. Defined as to be devoid of intelligence, the word fatuous has had the same meaning in English since 1663. Fatuous is derived from the Latin word fatuus (foolish). The word infatuated also derives from the Latin word fatuusContinue reading “Word of the Week: Fatuous”

6 Reasons to Keep Your Resume Updated

You may be wondering “Why should I update my resume? I already have a job…” There are many reasons to keep your resume updated. In the article below, I go over 6 reasons why you should have your resume up-to-date that don’t involve job hunting! Check it out! After you finish reading the reasons andContinue reading “6 Reasons to Keep Your Resume Updated”