Monday, April 21, 2014


Moderate is a great word and one that I use often. It is a verb, a noun and an adjective.

Moderate: (verb) To reduce the excessiveness of, make less violent, severe, intense or rigorous. To become less violent, severe or intense. To act as a moderator. To moderate the use of one's words.

Moderate: (noun) A person who is moderate in opinion or opposed to extreme views and actions.

Moderate: (adjective) Kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive or intense. A moderate price. 

Moderate: (adjective) Of medium quantity, extent or amount. A moderate income

Moderate: (adjective) Mediocre or fair. Moderate talent

Moderate: (adjective) Calm or mild as of the weather.


Friday, January 3, 2014


I generally have to temper my attitude in order to keep my temper in check.

Temper: A particular state of mind or feelings. Especially in respect to irritability, patience or outbursts of anger.

Temper: A substance added to something to modify it's properties or qualities. Such as in cooking you may add certain ingredients to temper to flavor.

Temper: To soften or tone down. To moderate or mitigate. To temper justice with mercy.

Temper: To moisten, mix or work up to proper consistency, as clay or mortar.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Melon is a word you'd think only has one meaning. but I heard the word this morning on "I Love Lucy" and decided to look it up and to my surprise there were several meanings to the word.

Melon: The most common use of the word melon refers to the fruit that many of us eat (some on a daily basis). My personal favorite is cantaloupe. There are many melons including honeydew, watermelon, casaba, musk melon and several other.

Melon: Is a color defined as medium crimson or deep pink.

Melon: The visible upper portion of the head of a whale or dolphin, includes the eyes, beak and blowhole.

Melon: A large extra dividend, usually in the form of a stock, distributed amongst stockholders. Any windfall of money to be distributed amongst it's participants.

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