New Words for the Week #3!

Never fear, dear readers – new words are here!  I know that last time, I promised you all a “Battle Plan” for my book, but this week has been all sorts of unexpectedly crazy.

At first, I thought I was going to be finding another part-time security job to make up for one party leaving the venue that employed me, but then Saturday night, those muthafuckas got shut down by the health department over two bullshit strikes and one legit one (Come on, owners – you know if your damn health inspection certificate is months out of date.  Don’t even front.)  So, the long and the short of it is that I’ve been spending the past week running around NYC (and Craigslist) looking for a full-time (and more permanent) solution to my unemployment and monetary woes.  I promise, though – as soon as my money situation is solid, the Battle Plan will be posted.  Bear with me until then, okay?

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Third Round (Alienate your family!)

* abstemious (ab-stee-mee-uhs) – sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet; characterized by abstinence

* perspicacious (pur-spi-key-shuhs) – having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning

* patois (pah-twah) – a regional form of a language, especially French, differing from the standard, literary form of the language; a rural or provincial form of speech; jargon

Bonus Round!  (all used in one sentence) – I didn’t immediately recognize the belligerent patois she launched into, but considering I’d just said she was the exact opposite of abstemious, I’m guessing she wasn’t praising me for being perspicacious.

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It kills me that people could still talk like this, but we’ve become too lazy as a society to pursue excellence in our spoken communication.  *sigh*  Oh, well.  See you next time, kiddies!

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About Emperor Lu Bu

The Emperor of Xeresgate - if you wish to know more, read my words.
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