Saturday, May 16, 2009

Visual Thesaurus

Donna and I really appreciate the diversity of our guests and we are always amazed at how well spoken they are. I still run to the dictionary and sometimes to the thesaurus after a morning conversation.

With Donna in Houston, I started looking at a few words; recalcitrant, curmudgeon, etc. that, in a strange way, might be a reflection of my missing her. At any rate I hope you enjoy using this online thesaurus tool

This should be a great way for kids to learn new words. Imagine this tool expanded so a student could use the words in the nodes in sentences, including verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc.

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Two words sprung to mind today (in response to "what's the good word?")
Supercilious and Mellifluous. Sadly enough couldn't find either in the VisuWords.
Of course I couldn't come up with a definition for either, it is disconcerting when you know a word but have no clue what it means. So I fell back on Microsoft Word. An while MS may be supercilious the pronunciation is mellifluous.

I'm done now.

I do not think one should use mellifluous, simply because it is too hard to pronounce and therefore is incongruous with its definition.

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