From yesterday…

Me: Today’s “Word of the Day” is skulduggery. Noun; devious, dishonest, or unscrupulous behavior or activity. Skulduggery is an awesome word.

Paul: Yes, it is.

Me: How can I improve my vocabulary in everyday conversation? I feel like it’s gotten so simple since I graduated.

Paul: Well you just make it a point to use the word each day, and it will eventually become a habit.

Me: Okay, tomorrow I will find some way to use “skulduggery”. (look at Savannah, who is happily cooing and grinning at me) Hmm, somehow “skulduggery” and baby talk don’t go together. I need to find other adults if I’m going to improve my vocabulary!

Word of the day for today:
maunder (verb)
1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.

Hmm maybe I’ll try to incorporate vocabulary into my blog posts. I’ve thought about making more of an effort to write well when writing here, instead of maundering all over the place in my current stream-of-consciousness style. I just get lazy, usually.

For some time now, I’ve debated about writing more posts like this one, as a way of sharing about my life growing up in Peru and also preserving some of my memories. I need to think more about this; perhaps you’ll see posts like that sometime in the future.

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  1. In Spanish, sometimes the word ‘andar’ has a similar meaning as maunder. I loved the word because it is sometimes means to just wander aimlessly like around the market. It also has other meanings that aren’t so interesting, like ‘walking’.

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