Created: 2005
Edited: Saturday, 14 July, 2007

I realize that we can easily use certain words wrongly and not precisely. Example the word "encourage". It suppose to encourage someone who is discouraged. Another word we can overly used is "awesome". Some normal thing, we say "awesome". I think we got this word from the influence of the western. Asian uses this word less, in my observation.

Actually, I'm not very good in English nor I want to teach it here. But, what I want to strife is to use the word accurately. Otherwise, we will pass down this inaccuracy choice of words from one generation to another generation.

Other words I want to find are for my own.

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Agitate: to make someone feel anxious and not calm.

Attitude: a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this.

    I don't like your attitude (= the way you are behaving).
    That boy has a real attitude problem (= behaves in a way that makes it difficult for other people to have a relationship with him or work with him).

Awesome: 1. causing feeling of great admiration, respect or fear. 2. extremely good.

Blameless: not responsible for anything bad.

Competitive: wanting very much to win or be more successful than other people.

Critical: 1. giving opinions or judgements. I.e. on books, movie etc. 2. of the greatest importance to the way things might happen.

Dogma: a fixed, especially religious, belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to accept without any doubts.

Dogmatic: If someone is dogmatic, they are certain that they are right and that everyone else is wrong.

Down-to-earth: Practical and sensible.

Dry humour: Dry humour is very amusing in a way which is clever and not loud or obvious.

Encouraging: making you feel more confidence or hope.
    There was a lot of positive feedback which was very encouraging.

Flatter: to praise someone in order to make them feel attractive or important, sometimes in a way that is not sincere.

Happening: describes a place that is extremely fashionable and exciting.

Harsh: unpleasant, unkind, cruel or unnecessarily severe:

    We thought the punishment was rather harsh for such a minor offence.
    He said some harsh (= spoke unkindly) words about his brother.

Inspire: 1. to make someone feel that they want to do something and can do it. 2. to give someone an idea for a book, movie etc.

Logistics: the careful organization of a complicated activity so that it happens in a successful and effective way:

Sarcastic: the use of remarks which clearly mean the opposite of what they say, and which are made in order to hurt someone's feelings or to criticize something in an amusing way.

Show off: to behave in a way which is intended to attract attention or admiration, and which other people often find annoying.

Spur: to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster.

Tease: to laugh at someone or say unkind things about them, either because you are joking or because you want to upset them.

Training: the process of learning the skills you need to do a particular job or activity.
    New staff have a week's training in how to use the computers.
    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Upright: honest, responsible and moral.

From Cambridge Advance Learner's Dictionary