Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The word "neat" is a really neat word. Okay so maybe that was a bit cliche... but I just couldn't help myself. 

Neat: Undiluted, without water or another mixer, straight, strait up. Used to describe spirits or an alcoholic beverage; "I'll take my scotch neat."

Neat: In a pleasingly orderly and clean condition, tidy.

Neat: A slang word for great, wonderful, fine. "What a neat car!"

Neat: Clever, dextrous or apt. "That's a neat idea."

Neat: The Old English definition is a domestic bovine animal such as an ox or a cow.


Monday, April 21, 2014


Moderate is a great word and one that I use often. It is a verb, a noun and an adjective.

Moderate: (verb) To reduce the excessiveness of, make less violent, severe, intense or rigorous. To become less violent, severe or intense. To act as a moderator. To moderate the use of one's words.

Moderate: (noun) A person who is moderate in opinion or opposed to extreme views and actions.

Moderate: (adjective) Kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive or intense. A moderate price. 

Moderate: (adjective) Of medium quantity, extent or amount. A moderate income

Moderate: (adjective) Mediocre or fair. Moderate talent

Moderate: (adjective) Calm or mild as of the weather.


Friday, January 3, 2014


I generally have to temper my attitude in order to keep my temper in check.

Temper: A particular state of mind or feelings. Especially in respect to irritability, patience or outbursts of anger.

Temper: A substance added to something to modify it's properties or qualities. Such as in cooking you may add certain ingredients to temper to flavor.

Temper: To soften or tone down. To moderate or mitigate. To temper justice with mercy.

Temper: To moisten, mix or work up to proper consistency, as clay or mortar.



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