Vocabulary Time! // 2

Time to challenge your brain & widen your mental dictionary. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to my premier Vocabulary Time! post, I decided to definitely keep the series going. You can always find a beauty review or a cool style post, but there's not as much content available for pursuing a greater education. Regardless if English is your mother tongue, you can still learn. Let's do it together! 

vocabulary time

When I watch television & movies I like to utilize the closed captioning; it helps me to be aware of every word. It also gives me the opportunity to see & hear words in context. I like to write the words down so I can look them up later. These are three words that piqued my interest. Here's the second round of Vocabulary Time!  You don't have to like it but you'll learn from it. 


  • adjective ▲ per·ni·cious ▲ per-nish-uh s 
  • Definition: causing great harm, injury, or hurt, especially in a gradual or subtle way 
  • Example: Alvin spread pernicious lies about his coworkers to ruin their reputation. 


2. Fracas
  • noun ▲ fra·cas ▲ frey-kuh s 
  • Definition: a noisy argument, fight, or uproar 
  • Example: The police were called after the drunk girls got into a fracas at the bar. 


3. Louche 
  • adjective ▲ loosh ▲ loosh 
  • Definition: dubious; questionable; not reputable 
  • Example: Although she didn't say it out loud, Madison's grandmother thought the house was decorated in a louche & bohemian way. 

Just like last time, if you want to learn more about the word & get more in depth with the definitions, please click the corresponding link. Here's hoping we can learn something new every day. Did you know any of these words prior to this mini vocab session? I challenge you to leave a comment utilizing one of these vocabulary words. You can include more words for extra credit. :]

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56 comments

  1. great vocabulary building activity!

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  2. Nice post, perfect to learn a few words, it looks great :) Kiss from France, Sand.

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  3. Another thing I learned today - thanks!
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  4. Love learning,one can never stop learning.
    add this sojurn if you don't already know,thanx.
    xoxo Bing.

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  5. Great Post , never heard of the word louche ,i learnt the meaning today. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I knew pernicious but wouldn't have guessed that the others were English, to be honest.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  7. Love this post! So unique! I love learning new words! Thank you!
    -xoxo, Shell
    (http://acourageousbeauty.com/)

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  8. What a cool idea for posts--I always am willing to learn a new word, or three! xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.com

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  9. I got excited from this post! Haha love it!

    Syd
    The Style Roll

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  10. so interesting!!
    xo
    vale
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  11. Ha, I love this! English is my second language so I can definitely use some new vocabulary to spice things up! Thank You for sharing!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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    1. That's awesome Paulina. Hope you can use the new words. :]

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  12. Haha, this is amazing! Love this type of post!

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  13. I LOVE the idea of this series, Carmen! I love to read and write, so I really appreciate these kind of blog posts. There were some words you included that I wasn't familiar with and learned, thank you!

    Have an awesome day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.con

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    1. So happy you like it & can learn from it, Jalisa. Any word you liked in particular? :]

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  14. Absolutely love this post! I like to jot down words too, but I typically do it while I read.

    xo
    Kate
    kateisgreatblog.com

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  15. I don't think I've ever of these words but they seem so fun to say hehehe. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. I like the way fracas rolls off the tongue. :]

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  16. This is such a great and fun idea for a post! Thanks so much for sharing ;)


    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  17. These posts are always so fun!! :)

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  18. Awe! This is such a cute idea Carmen!! Never a bad thing to widen your vocab.

    Courtney
    www.mimosasandmanhattan.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this idea - it's a great way to change things up from reading beauty or style posts! I do the same thing, when I see words in writing, it's a lot easier for me to remember. It drives me nuts when my teachers lecture without presentations or writing on the board, I can't figure out how certain words are spelled!

    I love the word "fracas", it seems like it's almost an example of onomatopoeia!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. You're right, Angelina. Fracas does seem to be somewhat of an onomatopoeia. :]

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  20. great post

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  21. I have to admit pernicious was not something I was familiar with. The other terms I'd heard about. This is such an awesome idea for a post. I'm all for expanding my vocab any day.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Pernicious is a good word to hopefully you can utilize it. :]

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  22. Great post idea, very helpful

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  23. For some odd reason, I found all these words to be terribly entertaining. They're hilarious when rolled about on the tongue! The only one I can say with a straight face is probably "louche", but even then, I snicker, ha!

    "Pernicious" has always lingered round my vocab bank but I never actually got around to using the word because it doesn't seem that threatening, if you know what I mean? As in "He spread poisonous lies" vs "He spread pernicious lies." Fluff, but an intriguing word all the same!

    I'm a HUGE logophile so I can't wait for more of these posts!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. I think pernicious is just another adjective & can be used interchangeably. Beautiful, gorgeous, breathtaking can all be used to describe an outfit, but at least it allows you to use different words. :]

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  24. Louche is also used in Dutch and it means the same (probably has the same origin as the English word, but no idea what that would be), so I already used it pretty often. The other two words are new, so I'm happy you've just expanded my vocabulary; thanks :-)
    XO,
    Izzy
    http://www.nearnoise.com

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    1. That's so cool that louche already used in Dutch. Thank you for stopping by Izzy; I just came back from the Netherlands. :]

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  25. Really love your post ! xo
    Can we follow each other ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

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  26. Great post, keep up the good work girl!

    xoxo

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  27. This is so interesting to read - thank you :)

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
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  28. haha this was fun!
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  29. Ahhhh I can already feel my brain working! Love this post :)

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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    1. It's always nice to feel your brain working. :]

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  30. I haven't heard of none of these words, so yeah I defo learnt something new. Thanks for the education.

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  31. Thank you for this post. It was very helpful and I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! This was something fun and different from reading beauty/fashion posts :)

    xo, amy | http://www.amypham.me

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    1. Thanks Amy. Any of these words do you like the most? :]

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  32. This is fantastic & I really did learn something new here. What a great & unique post x

    Beauty with charm

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  33. great post, girl
    we never stop learning...
    happy Friday
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  34. This is such an amazing idea for a post girl! I love learning new words. I knew pernicious and fracas but I've never heard louche before - I'm definitely going to try to use it in a conversation now

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  35. Oooh I love this series! English isn't my native tongue (it's Greek) but I adore this language! :) Fracas I love that one! ;)

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  36. I already new fracas but not pernicious or louche. Thanks for the education, Carmen. :)

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  37. This is such a fantastic idea!! I love learning new things. Thank you so much for sharing, I'm definitely going to try to incorporate these words into my everyday.

    Diane

    www.petiteinparis.com

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