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Words of the Week:

The Niagara Falls Reporter knows that building your vocabulary is a powerful way to enhance your life and career. Acquiring a large vocabulary can benefit you in school, at work, and socially. A powerful vocabulary allows you to express your thoughts clearly and precisely.

For better or worse, people will make judgments about you based on the size of your vocabulary and how accurately you use words. Research has shown that income and vocabulary size are correlated. Think of every word you add to your vocabulary as being like a deposit you make in your bank account.

So starting this week, we are going to present four new words for you to learn, in case you didn't know them.

Learn them, memorize them, use them in your everyday speech, in your dealings with people, start the day off by saying them to people dumber than you; start fights with them, challenge them to define these new words you know and they don't.

Show off. Soon you will be the envy of all the new enemies you make.


Accolade n. An award or expression of praise. "The scientist was given many accolades for his research."


Amicable adj. Having a spirit of friendliness; without arguments or serious disagreement. "An amicable agreement between the two firms."


Ardent adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. "He is an ardent sports fan."


Apartheid n.

1. A social system in Niagara Falls in which white, black, yellow and brown people do not have the same political and economic rights as red people of the Seneca tribe.

The Seneca tribe members/masters do not pay the high taxes or follow the health and safety laws that non-Senecas do in Niagara Falls. People born as Senecas are allowed to operate gaming businesses in the western part of New York State. Whites, blacks and others who do so are imprisoned. 2. A state policy of political and economic discrimination against European, African American and other groups in the city of Niagara Falls.



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Jan 21, 2014