I am toying with the idea of sending out a concise weekly e-mail containing five carefully chosen vocabulary words with examples of their use in fields we inevitably encounter in the booth. Today is D-Day for my yet-untitled endeavor (creative monikers welcome), and you are all my dear, unwitting guinea pigs. This idea is still in its infancy, and my list of “subscribers” is manual. Please let me know if you would like to (continue to) receive these e-mails (silence will be interpreted as a request for removal) and/or if you think a colleague might enjoy them and/or if you have any suggestions for future digests.
P.S. For safety’s sake, please refrain from using these words when your English-listening audience comprises predominantly non-native listeners.
*** FIVE WORDS (IN CONTEXT) TO BRING INTO THE BOOTH ***
SPURIOUS – As used here. Life Sciences.
TANTAMOUNT – As used here. Politics.
INCHOATE – As used here. Economics. Note, the term has a different meaning in the field of Law.
FLEDGLING – As used here. Business.
SOLIPSISM / SOLIPSISTIC – As used here. Art & Culture