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In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.

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    • Language Learning
    • 4.9, 63 Ratings

In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.

    Episode 105 - Qualms + Compunction

    Episode 105 - Qualms + Compunction

    Be sure to stop by the Compunction Junction to pick up a new mattress (and a clean conscience!) as soon as it opens. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 104 - Commandeer

    Episode 104 - Commandeer

    Commandeering: because sometimes, someone's gotta take charge. 

    • 17 min
    Extricate

    Extricate

    In which we introduce the Aw Man, Can't Make It This Time app. 

    • 15 min
    Ingratiate: A Conversation

    Ingratiate: A Conversation

    Here is the La La Land video referenced. To avoid spoilers, a) don't watch it, and b) skip the 1:00 - 1:45 section of the episode. 

    La La Land Argument Scene Reimagined 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrr2FmWZiF0 
    Also, nobody was infected in the making of this episode, as we recorded it several months ago.
    Lest you worry.  

    • 15 min
    Episode 101 - Brooding

    Episode 101 - Brooding

    Brooding: the adult version of sulking. 
    Rosalind Moran article quoted: 
    https://www.sfwa.org/2016/11/11/brood-thought-enduring-appeal-moody-male-lead/

    • 16 min
    Episode 100 - Desuetude

    Episode 100 - Desuetude

    Our 100th episode, whee! Thank you so much for listening. :-) 

    • 11 min

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