Vocabulary Mondays: conjecture

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹conjecture

Part of Speech:  ²noun, verb

Meaning:

Noun

  1. the formation or expression of an opinion or theory, without sufficient evidence for proof.

Verb (used with object), conjectured, conjecturing

  1. to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.

Verb (used without object), conjectured, conjecturing

  1. to form conjectures.

Word Usage:

It seems lately people are making conjecturing comments on social topics about health care in America.


 

¹Thesaurus.com/browse/conjecture
²Dictionary.com/browse/conjecture

Vocabulary Mondays: self-assurance

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  self-assurance¹

Part of Speech:

Meaning:

  1. self-confidence.²

Word Usage:

As she sat in the chair for her interview she displayed self-assurance.


 

¹Thesaurus.com/browse/self-assurance
²Dictionary.com/browse/self-assurance

Vocabulary Mondays: forward-looking

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  forward-looking

Part of Speech:  adjective

Meaning:

  1. planning for or anticipating possible future events, conditions, etc.; progressive.

Word Usage:

Morgan’s forward-looking gave her insight on finishing her project without glitches.

Vocabulary Mondays: appreciation

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹oppression

Part of Speech:  ²noun

Meaning:²

  1. the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
  2. an act or instance of oppressing.
  3. the state of being oppressed.
  4. the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.

Word Usage:

Overcoming oppression is learn how to be grateful.


 

¹Thesaurus.com/browse/oppression
²Dictionary.com/browse/oppression

Vocabulary Mondays: pruno

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹pruno

Part of Speech:  noun

Meaning:

prison/jail wine

Word Usage:

Pruno is made from bread, fruit cocktail, ketchup, apples and such.


 

¹wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruno

Vocabulary Mondays: appreciation

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹appreciation

Part of Speech:  ²noun

Meaning:

  1. gratitude; thankful recognition
  2. the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.²

Word Usage:

The employees had an appreciation dinner for their manager.


 

¹Thesaurus.com/browse/appreciation
²Dictionary.com/browse/appreciation

A Dad’s Speech At His Daughter’s Wedding

Photographer:  Artis Harrison
Photographer: Artis Harrison

Today I found this very beautiful story from a dad to his daughter’s new family on Social Meems.  So I’m sharing it with you.  Happy reading!

I thought I would start my speech by addressing you as the “new” family of my daughter. But I think it would be inappropriate because now that she is married, you are “the family” for her. Believe me; I don’t have a problem with that. I, in fact, want my daughter to have “you” as her priority now. Its time for us to take a backseat in her life. We would happily accept it but would surely request one thing- please keep her happy!

I am more than sure that you will keep her very happy. She will perhaps be happier than what she used to be here. But like all fathers, I obsess over my daughter’s happiness which is making me say this over and over again- please keep her happy!

She never was and will never be a burden for me. She is in fact the reason why I breathe and smile. I am getting her married because this is what the law of nature demands. I am helpless in the face of our culture and therefore sending her to your home. She was the happiness of my home and will now light up your home. I am giving my world to you. Please make sure it remains beautiful. I am giving away my princess to you. Please make sure she stays as a queen. I have raised her with my sweat and blood and now she is wonderfully perfect. For all the care, love, beauty and warmth my daughter will bring into your lives, I just want her happiness in return—please keep her happy!

If at times you think that my daughter has said or done something wrong, feel free to scold her. But handle her with love. She is very fragile. If at times she feels low, be with her. She just needs a little bit of your attention. If at times she feels sick, show her some care. It’s the medicine that works best for her. If at times she fails to fulfill a responsibility, feel free to chastise her. But empathize with her. She is still learning. Do understand her—please keep her happy!

I don’t mind if I don’t get to see her for months. I don’t mind if I am not able to talk to her on a daily basis. I would be more than happy if she doesn’t remember me much. But, my only motive in life has been my daughter’s happiness which is now in your hands. I beg you, please keep her happy.

Dear son-in-law, these words may not mean much to you now but if you are lucky enough to father a daughter someday, you will appreciate them better when you will find every beat of your heart shouting – “please keep her happy”!

– Dedicated to all fathers

 

Vocabulary Mondays: pansexual

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹pansexual

Part of Speech:  Not sure but pansexual should be an adjective because it describes a particular quality of a word.

Meaning:

  1. ²is sexual attraction, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of any sex or gender identity.
  2. ³The Oxford Dictionary of English definition is quoted as stating ‘not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regard to gender or activity.’

Word Usage:

Kate’s parents are upset with her because she is pansexual.


[¹][²][³]Wikipedia.com. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansexuality

Vocabulary Mondays: unfair

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹unfair

Part of Speech:  ²adjective

Meaning:

  1. Not fair; not conforming to approved standards, as of justice, honesty, or ethics:  an unfair law; an unfair wage policy.
  2. disproportionate; undue; beyond what is proper or fitting:  an unfair share.²

Word Usage:

The unfair actions of others made Nathan question Gods love for him.


¹Thesaurus.com. <http://thesaurus.com/browse/unfair&gt;
²Dictionary.com. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unfair, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/adjective&gt;