The Nuances of Language

The Nuances of Language - pursuits E I would prefer to be...

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The Nuances of Language I. Positive Negative A. Frugal Tight Economical Miserly Careful Penurious Thrifty Budget-Minded Prudent Penny-Pinching B. Lament Dislike Score Resent Disapprove Hate Decry Oppose Deplore Regret C. Odd off the Wall Curious Outlandish Singular Weird Unusual Bizarre Strange Extraordinary Eerier Remarkable Noteworthy II. A. I would prefer to be called self-confident than to be called conceited Self confident is realistic confidence, whereas conceited is excessive confidence. B. I would prefer to be called assertive than to be called pushy. Being pushy is being obnoxious assertive.
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C. I would prefer to be called firm than to be called stubborn. To be stubborn is to be unreasonably firm. D. I would prefer to be called a hard worker that a workaholic. A hard worker works as hard as a slave, whereas a workaholic works compulsively at the expense of other
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Unformatted text preview: pursuits. E. I would prefer to be called flexible that to be called indecisive. Flexible is capable of being bent, whereas indecisive is lacking definition. F. I would prefer to be called casual than to be called sloppy. Casual still looks nice while looking informal, whereas sloppy is hideously disgusting. G. I would prefer to be called mature than to be called old. Mature implies wisdom, whereas old implies senility. III. Approval Disapproval A. Enlighten Brainwash B. Slim Stick C. Dainty Finicky D. Genuine Blunt E. Ascetic Cruel F. Trusting Unsophisticated G. Miss Drop Out IV. A. Bummer – Disappointment B. Hot Stuff – Interesting C. Guts – Jurisdiction D. Drag – Encumbrance E. Scumbags – Degenerates F. Megabucks and International Hoopla – Much Money and Commotion V....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course NA 12345 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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