A Cure for the Common Word

Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most
Overused Words K.D. Sullivan ... A Cure for the Common Word is structured in a
similar way—with a Diagnosis and Remedies—for 100 of the most overused
words ...

Author: K.D. Sullivan

Publisher: Untreed Reads, LLC

ISBN: 9781949135138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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When “good” isn’t good enough, make your vocabulary splendid, stupendous, and electrifying with this guide to words that really say something. Your brain holds an impressive vocabulary of more than twenty-thousand words, but chances are you only use a small fraction of them. That fraction is usually filled with worn-out oldies that have lost their impact—and perhaps even their meaning—such as interesting, basic, and nice. If this diagnosis fits your ailing communication skills, here’s your prescription: a unique vocabulary guide offering more than three-thousand impressive, precise, and engaging alternatives to the one-hundred most overused words. Arranged alphabetically, each overused word—from absolutely and awesome to want, weird, and well—is given more than fifteen alternatives that might better communicate your meaning. Along with a list of synonyms, each common word is accompanied by definitions, sample sentences, witty quotes, explanations of why the word fails to communicate, and much more.

A Cure For The Common Word Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3 000 Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words

Make your ailing vocabulary go from merely good to exceptionally splendid and stupendous!

Author: K. D. Sullivan

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill

ISBN: 0071493301

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Make your ailing vocabulary go from merely good to exceptionally splendid and stupendous! Your brain holds an impressive vocabulary of more than 20,000 words, but chances are you only use a small fraction of them. That fraction is usually filled with worn-out oldies that have lost their impact, such as interesting, good, and nice Inside, you'll find more than thirty alternatives for each of the one hundred most commonly overused words in the English language. Along with a list of synonyms, each common word comes with definitions, sample sentences, witty quotes, explanations of why the word fails to communicate, and much more.

Cure for the Common Breakup

Hang on.” From: j.sorensen.mmatogmail.com To: prez©BDBHistoricalSociety.org
I'm sending you a summit flag for the K2. J. Summer laughed. “What?" Ingrid
demanded. “Oh, I guess word's starting cure for the common treakup 297.

Author: Beth Kendrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101635971

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup.” Home to the Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single. Flight attendant Summer Benson lives by two rules: Don’t stay with the same man for too long and never stay in one place. She’s about to break rule number one by considering accepting her boyfriend’s proposal—then disaster strikes and her world is shattered in an instant. Summer heads to Black Dog Bay, where the locals welcome her. Even Hattie Huntington, the town’s oldest, richest, and meanest resident, likes her enough to give her a job. Then there’s Dutch Jansen, the rugged, stoic mayor, who’s the opposite of her type. She probably shouldn’t be kissing him. She definitely shouldn’t be falling in love. After a lifetime of globe-trotting, Summer has finally found a home. But Hattie has old scores to settle and a hidden agenda for her newest employee. Summer finds herself faced with an impossible choice: Leave Black Dog Bay behind forever, or stay with the ones she loves and cost them everything....

Cure for the Common Life

See how these four words look taped to your bathroom mirror: “God ... Get the
word out. God is with us; we are not alone. The lonely heart of Giorgio Angelozzi
... You must accept his offer. Can you point to 68 CURE FOR THE COMMON LIFE

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418537494

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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"Sweet Spot." Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot. But if you're like 70 percent of working adults, you haven't found it. You don't find meaning in your work, or you don't believe your talents are used. What can you do? You're suffering from the common life, and you desperately need a cure. Best-selling author Max Lucado has found it. In Cure for the Common Life, he offers practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.

Compassionate Person Centered Care for the Dying

In illness the wish, desire, or prayer for a cure is GBh. It is often the most
dominant form of hope, ... It has become a common word in our vocabulary, and
for many, GBh is the only known definition of hope. The frequent misuse of the
word hope ...

Author: Bonnie Freeman, RN, DNP, ANP, ACHPN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826122483

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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A milestone resource for palliative care nurses that facilitates evidence-based compassionate and humanistic care of the dying "A valuable contribution to the evolving field of palliative nursing care. It is authored by a model for this field, Bonnie Freeman, and brings to the bedside what her practice embodies--evidence-based clinically expert care...The CARES tool is a long-needed resource and we are all grateful to the author for moving her passion to paper. It will touch the lives and deaths of patients, families, and the nurses who care for them." --Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FCPN, CHPN Professor and Director, Division of Nursing Research and Education City of Hope National Medical Center From the Foreword This groundbreaking reference for palliative care nurses is the first to provide realistic and achievable evidence-based methods for incorporating compassionate and humanistic care of the dying into current standards of practice. It builds on the author's research-based CARES tool; a reference that synthesizes five key elements demonstrated to enable a peaceful death, as free from suffering as possible: comfort, airway management, management of restlessness and delirium, emotional and spiritual support, and selfcare for nurses. The book describes, step by step, how nurses can easily implement the basic tenets of the CARES tool into their end-of-life practice. It provides a clearly defined plan that can be individualized for each patient and tailored to specific family needs, and facilitates caring for the dying in the most respectful and humane way possible. The book identifies the most common symptom management needs in dying patients and describes, in detail, the five components of the CARES paradigm and how to implement them to enable a peaceful death and minimize suffering. It includes palliative care prompts founded on 29 evidence-based recommendations and the National Consensus Project for Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines. The resource also addresses the importance of the nurse to act as a patient advocate, how to achieve compassionate communication with the patient and family, and barriers and challenges to compassionate care. Case studies emphasize the importance of compassionate nursing care of the dying and how it can be effectively achieved. Key Features: Provides nurses with a clear understanding of the most common needs of the dying and supplies practical applications to facilitate and improve care Clarifies the current and often complex literature on care of the dying Includes case studies illustrating the most common needs of dying patients and how these are addressed effectively by the CARES tool Based on extensive evidence as well as on the National Consensus Project for Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines

Suffolk Words and Phrases

Of nones , a very common word with us see NonCE . Helve . The handle of a
large tóolan axe , or a spadeas baft or heft is of those of a smaller sort ; of a kuife
or chissel . Helve is an old word . Ray gives it in a Cheshire proverb " Afraid of the

Author: Edward Moor


ISBN: OXFORD:N10955919

Category: English language

Page: 525

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The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

However, to be precise, the essence of the word is in the first instance simply the
attempt to associate with those persons, ... hanging (from above, such as
dangling or suspended, often used with reference to a bird's nest) adj. ... [This
phrase refers to the (erroneous) remedy of drinking more alcohol as a cure for a

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393338973

Category: Reference

Page: 720

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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Contracting a Cure

13 the times was often borrowed from common language . Even an academically
trained physician was just as likely to use a popular term as the learned one in
speaking of disease — for instance , using a common word such as scolatione ...

Author: Gianna Pomata


ISBN: UOM:39015045654020

Category: History

Page: 294

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The book shows how the "agreement for a cure" disappeared by the end of the early modern period precisely because of the determined opposition of physicians and jurists, who realized that payment by results was incompatible with the professionalization of medicine.

the spell of malatesta

Malatesta has discovered a remedy to CURE THE COMMON COLD . ( CROWD
roars approval ) FOUR : She ' s a household word . FIVE : So would you be if you
had done what she ' s done . She ' s made the greatest discovery since gravity .


Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.




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A true relation of the cure of M M etc

... But as soon as the great Light of the Reformalion appeared , they vanished
away entirely ; and since that Time have not dared to shew themselves on our
Horizon , but in Hugger - mugger , if I may be allowed that common Word . It is
true ...

Author: Marie MAILLARD


ISBN: BL:A0019421821



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... was employed on special occasions for the common word “ mùn , ” i . e . urine .
On this subject vide Martin ' s Western Isles , p . 18 . V . - A Serpent ' s Head , a
Cure for a Serpent ' s Bite . I have a definite recollection of hearing , in my young

Author: Joseph Jacobs


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025541819

Category: Electronic journals


View: 850


Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.


For example, the fire taken to the kiln was called angel; “Maighister,” i.e. master,
was employed on special occasions for the common word “mün,” i.e. urine. On
this subject vide Martin's Western Isles, p. 18. V.—A Serpent's Head, a Cure for a

Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)


ISBN: UOM:39015024072566

Category: Folklore


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The Bible Cure

Because the Bible portrays ordinary people in the round of daily life, bread is a
common word in its pages, from the first mention in Genesis 3:19. Every day was
baking day in the homes of Palestine. Barley or wheat flour was mixed with water

Author: Reginald B. Cherry

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9780884195351

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

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The Bible Cure has the answers to these and other questions. What does the Bible say about carbohydrates and fat? Is there a way to avoid infectious diseases? What Bible foods can help lengthen your life? What are God's nutritional laws? Which herbs and vitamins should you take? How should you pray for your healing? Within the ancient texts of the Bible are passages that provide hidden health clues to help rid people of almost every major disease. These findings have been validated by both scientific and medical research-a truth that amazes scientists and physicians alike. In his private practice, renowned physician Reginald Cherry, M.D., has seen The Bible Cure miraculously heal people with allergies, high blood pressure, diabetes, fatigue, genetic defects, arthritis, even heart disease and cancer. In this ground-breaking book, he deciphers passages from ancient Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew Bibles, explaining how these sacred texts anticipate many of the same findings of today's cutting-edge medical research. Filled with powerful testimonies and sage advice, The Bible Cure will empower you with the Bible's wisdom about nutrition and health while building your faith in a God who heals.

A Law Dictionary Or The Interpreter of Words and Terms Used Either in the Common Or Statute Laws of that Part of Great Britain Call d England and in Tenures and Jocular Customs

Tenement shall be adjudged to the laid Lord to hold fore the common use of
either affix'd or appending the same a Year and a Day ; and this is call'd Gave-
Seals ; when Subscriptions were in this Form lock . And then forthwith
Proclamation ...

Author: John Cowell


ISBN: BSB:BSB10493912

Category: Law

Page: 350

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The English Dialect Dictionary Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years D G

... common word in use. Eddish is rare, and considered as refined. ' Them key
keep'n raungin' o'er the hedge after my bit o edgrew' (s.v. Raunge). Shr. Grose (
1790) ; Shr.1 [Edgrow, regermen, Prompt. Cf. OE. edgrowung, a re- growing.]
EDGY ...

Author: Joseph Wright


ISBN: UOM:39015078250175

Category: English language


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Common Diseases and Cure

Sun - bath is a natural source of vitaminD . It induces perspiration , thereby
helping the toxins to excrete from our body , through skin pores . It also imparts
much needed energy to our body . In a word , life wouldn ' t have been possible
without ...

Author: Dr. Rajeev Sharma

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 8183820557


Page: 172

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The Cure for Common Christianity

His name is Don and he came to Word of Life Church as a broken young man.
Raised without a father, in the midst of a lot of negative circumstances, Don's
story is much like the man that fell among the thieves. Truly, most of his quality of
life ...

Author: Tommy Galloway

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781602663152


Page: 124

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Jesus stated that with faith in Him we would accomplish greater things than He. Jesus saved the lost, healed the sick, ministered to the multitudes, and raised the dead. Accordingly, the modern church should be doing much more. So what's the problem? Why do we fall short of our Savior's standard? Quite bluntly, Christianity has caught a chronic case of apathy! In The Cure for Common Christianity, using a command of theology and a unique, witty writing style, Pastor Tommy Galloway outlines the formula to alleviate this Church crisis. The problems are complex and the symptoms are multi-faceted; the cure is simple-a full-fledged return to the basics of Christianity. The world is disillusioned by the corruption and complacency plaguing our houses of worship. Christians cannot waste time. A spiritually sick world is waiting for a healthy Church to offer hope. They are waiting for - The Cure for Common Christianity. Pastor Tommy Galloway began his ministry at age sixteen. Upon completion of high school in Calhoun City, Mississippi, he attended Jackson College of Ministries and received a degree in Theology. He served as Youth Pastor in Longview, Texas, before beginning evangelistic work throughout the United States. In 1984, he married Candace Greene. They continued evangelistic work until 1988, when they were elected pastors of Powell's Grove Pentecostal Church in Jayess, Mississippi. After pastoring there for six years, they moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1994, to begin evangelistic work again. In 1996, they founded Word of Life Church where they still serve as Senior Pastors. Pastor Tommy's vision is, "Lead Locally, Reach Regionally, and Grow Globally." Although pastoring the phenomenal people of Word of Life Church is his first calling, he still ministers at evangelistic crusades throughout America and other countries. Tommy and Candi have three children, Landon, Kristian, and Alexis.

The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching

As I approached this message, I recalled reading a story from one of Max's books
entitled Cure for the Common Life. Let me quote ... The next few chapters have
one message: color Christ with the crayons God gave you.2 What a word picture!

Author: Rick Blackwood

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310315377

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Most preaching and teaching in the church engages only one of the senses—hearing. In The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching, Rick Blackwood shows how recognizing and engaging the multiple senses of the congregation can lead to greater impact. Blackwood presents both biblical evidence and scientific research showing that the more senses we stimulate in teaching and preaching, the greater the levels of learner attention, comprehension, and retention. Blackwood addresses both the “why” and the “how” of multisensory communication. Regardless of one’s current skill level, this practical book can help anyone add multi-sensory elements to messages in order to take communication to the next level—more compelling, clear, and memorable. As a result of reading this book readers can be more effective as a communicator and teacher. The book includes tools, examples, and worksheets.

The English Dialect Dictionary Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years A E

The most common word ( 3 ) Cor.1 ( 4 ) n.Lin . ... Fat as a cure for deafness ; ( 12 )
pick , ( a ) to catch eels with a mak's ye so edgie the day ? ... Also in form yedward
. .skins , used as bandages for sprains ; ( 21 ) • spear , see A dragon - fly .

Author: Joseph Wright


ISBN: PSU:000057657134

Category: English language


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