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Vocabulary – Candor: open & honest; sincerity of expression; openness

Candor Candor Definition: open and honest; sincerity of expression; openness; frankness. ˈkandə noun “a lady of refreshing candour” “he spoke with a degree of candour unusual in political life” Candor Synonyms: frankness, openness, honesty, candidness, truthfulness, sincerity, forthrightness, directness, lack of restraint, straightforwardness, plain-spokenness, plain dealing, plainness, calling a spade a spade, unreservedly, bluffness, bluntness, outspokenness; informal telling it like it is “Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Johnson offered assurances of Britain’s friendship and stressed the importance of “candor” in their relationship.” Produce more ideas Candor generates more diverse or creative ideas because people don’t get fixated on the first idea that’s put on the table, avoiding the problems of idea anchoring and clustering. In traditional brainstorming, the first idea put on the table often becomes a point of fixation. Avoid Bias People’s candid, unbiased views come to light because they generate ideas free of social pressure. Reviewing all the ideas at the beginning of the meeting gives everyone a voice, maximizing the creative potential in the room.   In traditional brainstorming, when a majority of the room supports an idea, people with different points-of-view rarely speak up. Save Time Candor is extremely efficient. Spend less time in meetings and more time getting things done. This is a far more efficient process to put a lot more ideas on the table. In traditional brainstorming, ideas are generated sequentially — a team might spend 10 minutes discussing the first idea before turning to the second. HOW TO USE CANDOR Candor works by decoupling the generation of ideas from the evaluation of ideas. First, people generate ideas privately at the beginning of the meeting, before they learn the opinions of the other people in the room. Then the  team reviews all the ideas generated before evaluating them.    Before the Meeting 1. Invite Your Team. Send your question or problem to the members of your brainstorming team. 2. Generate Ideas Privately. Ask people to generate ideas before the meeting begins or devote the first […]

Singular – Vocabulary | Improve Your English Vocabulary | AGREATDREAM

Singular (adjective) Singular means individual or only one. It’s an adjective. GRAMMAR A word or form denoting or referring to just one person or thing. “The third person singular form of the verb.” 2. exceptionally good; great; remarkable “He had the singular good fortune of not meeting any of the judges before the contest. It surprised them when he stepped out onto the stage and began dancing.” GRAMMAR 1. An individual word or form. Synonyms for Singular: remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, outstanding, striking, signal, eminent, especial, particular, notable, noteworthy, conspicuous, distinctive, impressive; rare, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, superior, superlative, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, astounding, sensational, spectacular Informal synonyms: tremendous, awesome, fantastic, fabulous, terrific, stupendous, unreal “The success of the appeal demonstrates the gallery’s singular capacity to attract sponsors and new visitors.” How to Memorize Vocabulary Part 1: Creating Associations Create word associations when you’re learning vocabulary in your native or foreign language. Associations can help you memorize new words quickly. And absurd, vivid, or ridiculous associations are the most likely to help you retain your new vocabulary.If you’re learning a foreign language, associate new words with words in your native language. If a new word resembles a word in your native tongue, create a mental image association between the native word and the new word. For example, the French word “vin”, meaning wine, sounds similar to the English word “van” so you might make a visual association of a van full of wine to help you remember. learning new words in your own language Word associations are also helpful if you’re learning a new word in your own language. For example, the beginning of the word “curtail,” which means to cut short, resembles the beginning of the word “curtain,” so you can make a mental association of curtains cut too short to help you remember “curtail.”When creating word associations, be sure to visualize the image vividly and to review it in your head several times a day so the association will become hardwired into your […]

Mercurial | Definition of Mercurial | English Vocabulary

Mercurial Mercurial means quick and changeable in temperament; volatile məːˈkjʊərɪəl adjective 1. Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. “his mercurial temperament” Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental, excitable, fickle, changeable, unpredictable, variable, protean, mutable, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, fluctuating, ever-changing, kaleidoscopic, fluid, wavering, vacillating, moody, flighty, wayward, whimsical, giddy, impulsive; technicallabile “a mercurial temperament” 2. Of or containing the element mercury. “gels containing organic mercurial compounds” noun 1. A drug or other compound containing mercury. “for twenty years organic mercurials were the most potent diuretics in clinical use” Cristiano Ronaldo to model new CR7 _________ Campeoes boots Goal.com-Jun 12, 2017 Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a stellar year and Nike have marked it by manufacturing a special pair of boots to mark it: the CR7 _________ … Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Sadler’s Wells, London … Financial Times-Jun 14, 2017 The relentless ebb and flow of bodies, the almost instinctive groupings, the _________ shifts of direction invite comparison with organic forms: … Joe Root and Ben Stokes’ friendship could hold the key to England’s … Telegraph.co.uk-3 hours ago Root had to wait until 2012 for his chance, but while Root seized his with both hands, Stokes stuttered and stagnated, his _________ temper and …   View Homepage

Relegate | Improve Your English Vocabulary Today

Relegateˈrɛlɪɡeɪt/ verb To assign to a lower position or to classify something.Assign an inferior rank or position to. “It won’t go down as a season to be remembered in Workington Town’s history books as 2016 saw the club relegated to League One” Synonyms: downgrade, lower, lower in rank/status, put down, move down; consign, banish, exile; demote, degrade, declass, strip someone of their rank, reduce to the ranks, disrate, drum out; bust BRITISHtransfer (a sports team) to a lower division of a league.“United were relegated to division two” “Sainsbury’s and M&S relegate ‘Easter’ from chocolate eggs.” He ordained that his disciples should speak well and think reverently of the Gods, muses and heroes, and likewise of parents and benefactors; that they should obey the laws; that they should not relegate the worship of the Gods to a secondary position, performing it eagerly, even at home; that to the celestial divinities they should sacrifice uncommon offerings; and ordinary ones to the inferior deities. (The world he Divided into) opposite powers; the “one” was a better monad , light, right, equal, stable and straight; while the “other” was an inferior duad , darkness, left, unequal, unstable and movable.— Porphyry of Tyre, in “The Life of Pythagoras” as translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie in The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library: An Anthology of Ancient Writings which Relate to Pythagoras and Pythagorean Philosophy (1919); also quoted in The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy (2004) by Algis Uzdavinys I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we’re not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do. — Maurice Sendak TOEIC Word List