Podcast Host: Jan Folmer
Podcast Owner: janfolmer
Podcast Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://www.justvocabulary.libsyn.com
Episodes: 1101
Just Vocabulary
A daily podcast (approx 3-4 min) where I introduce two English words, explain, and use the words in example sentences. And there is a weekly recap on the 10 words of this week. Monday through Friday I introduce new words like adamant, erroneous, insipid, lethargy, etc, and on Saturday I review last weeks’ words. It is just vocabulary, no chitchat, to the point, short and powerful.

Past Shows

08/18/2009 | Download File 4.90 MB -right click to download

LAMPOON = (n.) an artistic work that pokes fun or ridicules; (v.) to poke fun or ridicule Synonyms: (n.) joke, parody, satire, skit, (v.) ridicule, make fun, satirize Antonyms: documentary Examples: - No matter how good a leader he may be, there will always be comedians lampooning the President of t

08/26/2009 | Download File 4.13 MB -right click to download

SLOTH = 1. a disinclination to do any work or activity; 2. a person who is lazy; 3. slow-moving animal found in Central and South America, an animal that moves very slowly and spends much of its time hanging upside down from trees Synonyms: inaction, slowness, laziness, sluggishness, lethargy, Anton

09/09/2009 | Download File 4.44 MB -right click to download

INCULCATE = (verb)  to teach or fix something in someone’s mind through forceful repetitio, to fix beliefs or ideas in someone’s mind, especially by repeating them often Synonyms: drill, instill, impart, impress, imbue, condition, brainwash, indoctrinate, ingrain, influence Antonyms: co

09/02/2009 | Download File 4.28 MB -right click to download

INFUSE = (verb) 1. to fill or cause to be filled with emotion; 2. to fill by pouring; 3. to steep or soak something in a liquid in order to extract its flavor Synonyms: steep, soak, introduce, inspire, instill, saturate, fill, ingrain, permeate, pervade Antonyms: drain, remove Examples: - The coach

09/14/2009 | Download File 3.80 MB -right click to download

SPORADIC = occurring occasionally at intervals that have no apparent pattern Synonyms: occasional, infrequent, unconnected, scattered, uncommon, irregular Antonyms: frequent, regular Examples: - The ambiguous economic report caused sporadic buying on wall street. - The police’s sporadic attemp

09/16/2009 | Download File 3.93 MB -right click to download

NEPOTISM: (noun) favoritism shown to relatives by those in power, favoritism shown by somebody in power to relatives and friends, especially in appointing them to good positions. using your power or influence to obtain good jobs or unfair advantages for members of your own family: Synonyms: favoriti

09/23/2009 | Download File 3.87 MB -right click to download

RECTIFY = (verb) to make something right again, to correct it Synonyms: remedy, repair, right, correct, adjust, amend, fix, mend, improve, revise Antonyms: ruin, damage, worsen Examples: - Frank tried to glue the vase back together, but unfortunately, he couldn’t rectify the break. - His top p

09/30/2009 | Download File 3.91 MB -right click to download

SANGUINE = (adjective) having a cheerfully optimistic temperament or outlook–hopeful Synonyms: upbeat, optimistic, positive, hopeful, expectant, enthusiastic, cheerful Antonyms: hopeless, pessimistic Examples: - The hotel trained its human resources staff to choose employees with sanguine pers

10/20/2009 | Download File 4.46 MB -right click to download

PALLIATE (verb) : 1. to try to make something seem less serious or severe, especially by offering excuses; 2. to make something less intense or severe; 3. to relieve the painful, physical symptoms of a disorder or disease. Examples: - Lisa works out everyday in order to palliate stress. - The medica

10/14/2009 | Download File 4.47 MB -right click to download

INSOUCIANT (adjective): a relaxed and happy,   without worry or guilt: without worry, anxiety, or guilt–unconcerned. Examples: - Frank’s insouciant attitude toward money and the importance of saving will surely land him in financial trouble. - The insouciant housekeeper didn’t notice



I am a writer and I decided to download this podcast to improve my vocabulary. In the past, I have bought many books on vocabulary, but none of them helped me as much as this podcast. The host, Jan Folmer, makes learning the new words easy and fun! I highly recommend this podcast.
Reviewed on 08/27/2007 by rtieder

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