I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tuesday Word Smart
I'm using a book published by The Princeton Review called WORD SMART that has "1,505 words you need to know to: communicate effectively, be more persuasive, get more from your reading, score higher on the SAT and other standardized tests".
The first word:
ABASH (uh, BASH) v to make ashamed; to embarrass
Meredith felt abashed by her inability to remember her lines.
To do something without shame or embarrassment is to do it unabashedly.
Ken handed in a term paper that he had unabashedly copied from the local newspaper.
My question for you: Should I start at the beginning of the list, meaning you'll get a lot of words that start with A for a while, or pick randomly?