Just Vocabulary
Podcast Host: Jan Folmer
Podcast Owner: janfolmer
Podcast Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://www.justvocabulary.libsyn.com
Episodes: 53
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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

01/06/2006 | Download File 4.03 MB -right click to download


ADAMANT : adjective to describe somebody that is not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course.

CONTAGIOUS : used for contagious diseases (a contagious ward) OR
exciting similar emotions or conduct in others (contagious enthusiasm)

01/06/2006 | Download File 3.52 MB -right click to download


ADEPT: a highly skilled or well-trained individual: EXPERT (i.e. an adept at chess)

UNDERSTATEMENT: A disclosure or statement that is less than complete. Restraint or lack of emphasis in expression, as for rhetorical effect.

Understatement is a statement that is restrained in ironic

12/27/2005 | Download File 2.31 MB -right click to download


AVARICE = excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain : GREEDINESS, CUPIDITY

OBSEQUIOUS = marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness synonym see SUBSERVIENT

12/27/2005 | Download File 2.37 MB -right click to download


TACITURN = temperamentally disinclined to talk synonym see SILENT

FABRICATE = INVENT, CREATE b : to make up for the purpose of deception
CONSTRUCT, MANUFACTURE; specifically : to construct from diverse and usually standardized parts

12/27/2005 | Download File 3.24 MB -right click to download


Weekly review of previous words.

12/27/2005 | Download File 2.31 MB -right click to download


AMAIBLE = generally agreeable, an amiable comedy,
being friendly, sociable, and congenial

MONOTONOUS
= 1 = uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone marked by a sameness of pitch and intensity
2 = tediously uniform or unvarying

12/27/2005 | Download File 1.85 MB -right click to download


DILIGENT =
involved in often constant activity (a student who has been unceasingly diligent in pursuit of a degree in mathematics) OR
Showing great care in doing one's work

MYRIAD
a great number (a myriad of ideas)

12/27/2005 | Download File 1.93 MB -right click to download


JUBILANT
having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph (the nominee's jubilant acceptance speech before the cheering)

ALACRITY
promptness in response : cheerful readiness (accepted the invitation with alacrity)

12/21/2005 | Download File 2.39 MB -right click to download


Today is a big day, Phil receives the key to his new capacious villa in Cape Town.

capacious
more than adequate or average in capacity
synonym see SPACIOUS

flirtatious
Phil, the proud owner of this villa is the landlord for his 5 new housemates. He really likes Lisa,

12/21/2005 | Download File 2.03 MB -right click to download


Change of format of the show

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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