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    WordSearchSeries#20: Masochist|| How long can you hold a grudge for?

    Happy Hump day Lovelies….. For some reason it feels like a Friday but clearly it isn’t, so let’s learn a new word because it’s Wednesday. Today on #WordSearchSeries, we found Masochist.  This word has been reoccurring in this spanish telenovela I’ve been watching (Can you tell I’m obsessed with Spanish telenovela’s? ). It is titled Los Miserables and a supposed love story where a couple keep hurting each other. In typical Phaytea Style, I looked for spoilers so I already know they finally got married. Isn’t love just beautiful? Masochist was repeated in last night’s episode and I decided to finally check the meaning. It means a person who is…

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    WordSearchSeries#18: Vitriol + Who should be blamed?

    Hump day isn’t so bad in Lagos….well, if you ask me. It has not rained for like two days straight and I’m sure a lot of people appreciate how sunny it has been. Anyway, Let’s learn a new word….shall we? For #WordSearchSeries on the blog today, the new word is Vitriol. This is one of the words I found while reading a political article sometime last week. Here’s what it means: Abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or deep seated ill. Bitter criticism or malice For example: His Father’s sudden gush of vitriol suprised the neighbours. Have you heard or used the word Vitriol before? We…

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    WordSearchSeries#17: Ensconce + Impulse Buying

    Hump day and it’s been raining all through…. This is the first Wednesday in July and we start #WordSearchSeries with Ensconce. Have you heard or used the word before? I’m not sure how but I found myself reading a political article over the weekend….I guess it was a good idea because that’s how I came across today’s word and many others I’ll be sharing on #WordSearchSeries. Let’s find out what ‘Ensconce’ means: Ensconce is a verb that means to hide securely or conceal oneself. Example: Tobi ensconced himself in the room out of shame and away from public glare. It also means to establish or settle comfortable in a place. …

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    WordSearchSeries#16: Febrile + Choosing the sex of a Child

    Early start for me this morning as work resumes today. We had Monday and Tuesday off work because of the Muslim holiday (Eid el Fitr) so it was a really long weekend. Talk about the work week starting on hump day. *rolls eye*  Anyway, Wednesday is always scheduled for #WordSearchSeries on the blog and the new word is Febrile.  I had a different word planned for today but on my way to work this morning, I found ‘Febrile’ in an article I was reading on Facebook.  I thought the word sounded like feeble but here’s what it really means: Having or showing the symptoms of fever. Example: The woman’s Febrile…

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    WordSearchSeries #13: Kerfuffle + Domestic Abuse

    Hi hi It’s a lovely rainy morning…just perfect for hump day. I could barely get out of bed to prep for work this morning but duty called and I had to answer….plus it’s the last day before my vacation starts so I guess I have to make today work for me. For #WordSearchSeries today, I found Kerfuffle. Does it even look like an English word? Have you heard or used the word before? It’s absolutely new to me so when I found it while reading the news online some days back, I had to check the meaning. Here’s what I found: Kerfuffle means a commotion or fuss, especially one caused…

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    WordSearchSeries #12: Suborn + Lying by Omission

    Once again, the world has been hit so hard and it has left us speechless. The departure of anyone is never good news especially if it was sudden. My thoughts and prayer goes out to families of the victims affected by the Manchester attack. I pray for strength and comfort during this trying period, and I hope for Peace all over the world. Today on #WordSearchSeries, i found SUBORN. Have you heard or used ‘suborn‘ before? I came across the word while reading news updates online yesterday. Here is what it means: Suborn means to bribe or induce someone to commit an unlawful act. To instigate a person to commit…

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    WordSearchSeries #11: Amity + Parents, Kids & Finance

    Hi hi Hump day means #WordSearchSeries and #WonderWednessday on #phayteaspulse. Here’s how i found the word for this week. The other day while waiting at the reception area of a company i had an appointment in, I decided to go through a newspaper just to wile away time instead of scrolling through my phone. I had not read a newspaper in a really long time so that was a good opportunity to do so again. Every news is online so it’s amazing how the good ol’ newspaper seems irreplaceable.  I know people who cannot have coffee every morning without going through the dailies. Honestly, i was only checking out the…

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    #WordSearchSeries #10: Ginormous + PDA on Social Media

    Hi Lovelies, It is hump day and I am hoping we have been feeding only positive thoughts so far. It is no longer news that i tilt towards a lot of positivity and mindfulness so when I ran into the wake up call with kevin, I had to dig out all the posts that resonated with my interest. …and voila!!! We found a word that caught our attention waiting patiently in this piece -> ‘when the views became bigger‘. Do check out the post if you have some time. For #WordSearchSeries today, the word is GINORMOUS.  Sounds like Enormous yea? Well, if you think so then you should see this: Ginormous means:…

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    WordSearchSeries#9: Grotesquely + Interracial Relationships.

    Hi hi…. Oh…how I’ve missed sharing new words on Wednesday #WordSearchSeries. We went on a break all April because of the #AtoZChallenge but we are back and we aim to please. Today on #WordSearchSeries, we found Grotesquely and we found it while reading Ladieswholunchreviews, a blog that participated in the #AtoZChallenge as well.  Grotesquely is one of those words I see but never use. I saw it again on the first of April 2017 and decided it was time to check the meaning. Here’s what I found out: Depending on the statement, it can be used as an adjective – Grotesque  For example, Jim Carrey found the grotesque mask in The Mask Movie.…

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    WordSearchSeries #7: Piety

    Hi hi, It’s another wednesday and that means we have a new word to share on #WordSearchSeries. Quick bant: I had the busiest day at my job earlier today.  Planned to write, edit then publish #WordSearchSeries at lunch time but that did not happen. I was only able to reply your comments on Not all wounds are visible which I totally appreciate and enjoy doing. (Please click if you haven’t read that article already). After dinner, I was about to take the couch potato position to catch up on Marido en alquiler which means Husband for Hire (its a spanish telenovela that has nothing to do with literally hiring a husband 😄😄)…