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Topic: self-assured
Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:53:42 PM
If you're shy and unsure of yourself, you'll never be described as self-assured. The self-assured people in your life are the ones who speak up confidently, stand up for themselves, and are poised and positive. This adjective first appeared in the early 18th century, from self and assured, which shares the Latin root securus, "safe," with the word secure.
Topic: self-assured
Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:52:36 PM
Someone who's self-assured is confident in themselves. It's a lot easier to speak in front of a large group when you're self-assured.
Topic: Insensible as he is to a thousand wants, and removed from harassing cares, may not the savage be the happier man of the two?
Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:52:01 PM
Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.




Herman Melville
Topic: serviette
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:55:17 AM

napkin, table napkin

bib
a napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating
dinner napkin
a large napkin used when dinner is served
tea napkin
a small napkin used when tea is served
Topic: We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:52:02 AM
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.




Mark Twain
Topic: serviette
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:46:17 AM
serviette (n.)

"table napkin," late 15c., from Middle French serviette "napkin, towel" (14c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from past participle of servir …

Topic: Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as...
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:34:35 AM
Just as London is not one endless afternoon tea, L.A. isn't all super-fit, health food-crazy freaks.






Suki Waterhouse
Topic: dumbstruck
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:30:42 AM
1823, from dumb + past participle of strike (v.).


Topic: dumbstruck
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:29:05 AM
You might be dumbstruck by the changes in a town you haven't seen in several years, or dumbstruck with terror on a roller coaster. The adjective dumbstruck describes someone who's rendered speechless by an overwhelming emotion — in other words, struck dumb, or "silent," which is the oldest meaning of the word, directly from the Old English.
Topic: dumbstruck
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:28:05 AM
When you're dumbstruck, you're so amazed or shocked that you can't say a word. You might be dumbstruck with fear when you hear a scary noise upstairs in your supposedly empty house.

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