Podcast Host: Jan Folmer
Podcast Owner: janfolmer
Podcast Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://www.justvocabulary.libsyn.com
Episodes: 144
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

07/19/2006 | Download File 3.48 MB -right click to download

Abominable = worthy of causing disgust or hatred. Quite disagreeable or unpleasant, causing intense displeasure, disgust or resentment (your tablemanners are abominable). Consummate = Making complete, complete a transaction, or close a deal. You can use this word as a verb or adjective. List to the

07/19/2006 | Download File 3.08 MB -right click to download

Juxtapose = to place side by side, set side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. Mix. Baleful = having a harmful effect, deadly or pernicious in influence, foreboding or threatening evil (A baleful look).

07/27/2006 | Download File 2.46 MB -right click to download

Pester = to be a contant source of annoyance to somebody, by harassing him or her with demands. Trouble somebody with persistent requests, interruption or petty questions. Amid = Within or among AND While something is happening. Two easy words to add to your vocabulary. Just Vocabulary is always op

07/27/2006 | Download File 2.31 MB -right click to download

Flummox = To confuse; perple, bewilder, puzzle. Assiduous = Constant in application or attention; diligent: an assiduous worker who strove for perfection. Unceasing; persistent: assiduous research.

07/31/2006 | Download File 3.26 MB -right click to download

Our Weekly Recap. The 10 words of last week will be discussed. We mostly use GRE words, if you want to suggest words, you can do that via our website

07/31/2006 | Download File 3.56 MB -right click to download

Gauntlet = an open challenge (as to combat) -- used in phrases like throw down the gauntlet More info? Listen to the podcast. Ballooning = to swell or puff out; to increase rapidly (ballooning prices) Example sentences and complete explanation? Listen to the podcast.

08/04/2006 | Download File 2.91 MB -right click to download

Protagonist = An advocate or champion or a cause. An important supporter of an idea or political system. A leading person. Play Possum = To pretend to be dead or sleeping so that someone will not annoy or attack you.

08/04/2006 | Download File 2.70 MB -right click to download

Short-change = Getting less than you expect, to give someone less change than is due in a transaction. To treat unfairly. Antagonist = A person who is strongly opposed to something or someone.

08/08/2006 | Download File 2.34 MB -right click to download

Elucidate = explain or clarify something. To make lucid especially by explanation or analysis. Earsplitting = Distressingly loud or shrill, describes a sound that is so loud that it hurts your ears.

08/10/2006 | Download File 3.30 MB -right click to download

Exonerate = Free somebody from blame, guilt or an obligation. Hone = Improve something with refinements, to bring something to a state of increased intensity, excellence or completion. Or to sharpen blade on whetstone, to hone (an object) is to make it sharper (To hone scissors).



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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