Podcast Host: Jan Folmer
Podcast Owner: janfolmer
Podcast Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://www.justvocabulary.libsyn.com
Episodes: 83
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Just Vocabulary
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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

04/25/2006 | Download File 5.39 MB -right click to download


FAD = a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time. A fad, also known as a craze, refers to a fashion that becomes very popular in relatively short time, but loses popularity dramatically. EXHILARATE = To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate excitement, a state of el

04/27/2006 | Download File 1.71 MB -right click to download


IRASBLE = Marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger; easily irritated or annoyed. INCENTIVE = Anything that encourages or motivates a particular kind of behavior,something that incites or has a tendency to incite to determination or action

04/28/2006 | Download File 4.62 MB -right click to download


IRASBLE = Marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger; easily irritated or annoyed. INCENTIVE = Anything that encourages or motivates a particular kind of behavior,something that incites or has a tendency to incite to determination or action

05/05/2006 | Download File 4.68 MB -right click to download


PARSIMONY means extreme care in spending money; or a reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. TEDIUM means the quality or condition of being tedious or boredom; period of dullness.

05/08/2006 | Download File 4.54 MB -right click to download


LUMINARY = Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies; A person of eminence (SHOW NUMBER 67) or brilliant achievement. PROPITIOUS = . Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions; Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.

05/10/2006 | Download File 7.73 MB -right click to download


Antipode means "a direct or diametrical opposite". Denigrate means "to attack a character or reputation of..to belittle.

05/12/2006 | Download File 3.68 MB -right click to download


Yardstick = something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared; a standard basis of calculation or for making a critical judgment; a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated. Effete = Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiv

05/14/2006 | Download File 3.20 MB -right click to download


Consecutive describes events, numbers, etc, that follow one after another without an interuption. It is following one afterh this other in order. Obliterate means: to do away completely to as to leave no trace. To wipe out, destroy or remove completely. Erase.

05/15/2006 | Download File 4.84 MB -right click to download


Encounter = (NOUN) a meeting, especially one that happens by chance. (VERB), to experience, especially something unpleasant. OR to meet someone unexpectedly. Genuflect = to bend the knee, or touch one knee to the floor as in worship. To make respectful signs or remarks.

05/16/2006 | Download File 3.33 MB -right click to download


Faux Pas = A social blunder, or a socially awkward or tactless act. Deplore = To express sorrow or grief over something OR to express strong disapproval.

Reviews

outstanding

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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