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20 Cool Words That Make You Sound Super Smart!

 

Some of us really are smart, but many of us have to fake it, AKA ME!!!

 

Faking it just got easier thanks to a book from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries called "100 Words to Make You Sound Smart." So what kind of words are on this list? They are real words. Words that you can actually use in conversation and writing that do sound smart, but not ostentatious. If I missed any of them please email me please wingnut@seattlewolf.com
Here are 20 of the 100 words that will make you sound smart:

1. Acrimony
(noun): rancor, spite, bitterness, hostility, ill will

2. Dichotomy
(noun): division into two contradictory or exclusive entities; something with two contradictory qualities

3. Equivocate
(verb): prevaricate, beat around the bush, vacillate

4. Esoteric
(adjective): obscure, mysterious, cryptic, arcane

5. Euphemism
(noun): inoffensive or agreeable substitute for an expression that may be distasteful or offensive

6. Fastidious
(adjective): fussy, finicky, particular

7. Finagle
(verb): obtain by indirect or convoluted means or through trickery

8. Glib
(adjective): persuasive, smooth, slick

9. Harbinger
(noun): herald, portent, omen, forerunner

10. Idiosyncratic
(adjective): individual, personal, distinctive, eccentric, peculiar

11. Insidious
(adjective): sinister, menacing

12. Lurid
(adjective): shocking, explicit, vivid, sensational

13. Maudlin
(adjective): overly sentimental, mawkish, soppy

14. Non Sequitur
(noun): a response unrelated to or not following logically from a previous statement

15. Ostentatious
(adjective): showy, flamboyant, pretentious, grandiose

16. Ostracize
(verb): exclude, shun, snub

17. Panacea
(noun): cure-all, magic potion, universal remedy

18. Sycophant
(noun): flatterer, toady

19. Ubiquitous
(adjective): everywhere, ever-present, omnipresent

20. Zealous
(adjective): enthusiastic, passionate, fervent, ardent, obsessive, fanatical, extreme

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Don't Forget Mom!

CREATIVE PRESENTS YOU CAN GET MOM UNDER $30




Flowers
It would be extra thoughtful to leave a bouquet of your mom's favorite flowers in a matching vase somewhere around the house on Mother's Day, instead of just buying her random flowers and handing them to her, TRUST me this WORKS!

Your Favorite Childhood Book
Buy your mom a copy of your favorite childhood book and write a thank you note inside for always reading it to you when you wanted her to. Mine was Green Eggs and Ham! CLASSIC!

Start A Book Club -- For Just The Two Of You
Buy two copies of a book that you've been dying to read and have a mini book club with your mom! It's a great way to let her know you want to spend more time together.

Make Her A Playlist
Burn your mom a CD or make her a spotify playlist of music to listen to when she's at the gym, commuting to work etc. Make sure to choose the songs you knew she loves -- it's a great way to show her how much you pay attention to her interests. Trust me this one will make her smile in a big way!

Photo Mug
Pick out a few of your mom's favorite pictures of you (and your siblings) and have them put onto a photo mug. Then be sure to buy her a box of herbal, calming tea so she can get her morning started right. I have not tried this, and make sure if you do your MOM likes COFFEE!

Plan A Movie Night
Whether you head out to dinner and the movie theater or you opt to rent a DVD and cook your mom's favorite meal at home, a special movie night with just the two of you is sure to make her happy. Just make sure you have the popcorn ready and stop at your nearest 711 for her favorite candy, too.

Frame a Quote
Frame her favorite quote or a quote that reminds you of her. (And have a tissue box close by for when she cries.)

M-O-T-H-E-R

Take each letter and have an artist of that initial represent it. i.e. Madonna for "M" Ozzy Osbourne for "O" etc. First "mom" to decipher all six letters wins the prize.

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The Top 10 Reasons People Hate Their Neighbors

I have some of the coolest neighboors in the world, but I found out I have a neighboor 5 doors down who can't stand me and my 'noisey' BIKES so i did someresearch the topic here is what i found...


So you don’t like your neighbors.
  That’s cool.  They don’t like you either.  You can all wallow together in your isolationist misery.
According to a survey, 60% of people say they don’t get along with at least one of their neighbors.  30% have problems with at least two of them
Here’s a list of the top 10 reasons WHY people have beef with their neighbors . . Maybe their Christmas decorations have something to do with it as well??
1.  They block your driveway.
2.  They park in your spot.
3.  Their dog barks all day.
4.  Their garden or lawn is a mess.
5.  You can hear them swearing outside.
6.  They’re always fighting.
7.  They have too many late night parties.
8.  Their pets do their business on your lawn.
9.  Their children are always screaming outside.
10.  You can’t be bothered to get to know them.
 
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TEN MOST PAINFUL STINGS ON THE PLANET

TEN MOST PAINFUL STINGS ON THE PLANET

I saw this article online and i had to share this in honor of summer, camping and vactions:

Justin Schmidt's colourful descriptions include how the sting of a yellowjacket wasp is like 'W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue' Most of us will have felt the pain of a bee sting. Luckily most of us will have avoided the dreaded pain of a tarantula hawk or a fire ant. Justin Schmidt felt all three of these - and 147 other horrible, burning sensations - after a dedicated life-long career devoted to insects. On numerous fieldwork trips, The University of Arizona entomologist would find himself digging up living colonies of creatures, who in turn were not happy with this destructive human scooping them into bags - and promptly sank their fangs, stingers or pincers into him. Still, no pain, no gain, and Schmidt turned his experiences into the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, ranking 78 species in a list which, while subjective, was put together by the man who must surely know best, ranking their pain on a scale of 1 to 4.

10. Sweat Bee, Rating: 1.0
Schmidt says: Light, ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm.

9. Fire Ant, Rating: 1.2
Schmidt says: Sharp, mildly alarming. Like walking across a shag carpet and reaching for the light switch.

8. Bullhorn Acacia Ant, Rating: 1.8
Schmidt says: A rare, piercing, elevated sort of pain. Someone has fired a staple into your cheek.

7. Bald-Faced Hornet, Rating: 2.0
Schmidt says: Rich, hearty, slightly crunchy. Similar to getting your hand mashed in a revolving door.

6. Yellowjacket, Rating: 2.0
Schmidt says: Hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.

5. Honeybee, Rating: 2.0
Schmidt says: The sensation is like a matchhead that flips off and burns on your skin.

4. Red Harvester Ant, Rating: 3.0
Schmidt says: Bold and unrelenting. Somebody is using a drill to excavate your ingrown toenail.

3. Paper Wasp, Rating: 3.0
Schmidt says: Distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.

2. Tarantula Hawk, Rating: 4.0
Schmidt says: Blinding, shockingly electric. A running hair drier has been dropped into your bubble bath.

1. Bullet Ant Rating: 4+
Schmidt says: Like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail grinding into your heel. He also gave un-scientific-sounding but apt descriptions for each pain, for instance the sting of the yellowjacket wasp felt 'hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.'

According to entomologist May Berenbaum described Schmidt's char as: 'A scale from 0 to 4, in which 0 was defined as the sensation of being stung by an insect that cannot penetrate human skin to 2, a familiar intermediate pain (honey bee), to 4, an intensely painful sting.' The bullet ant, otherwise known as 'paraponera' or the 'giant hunting ant', has a powerful sting that can last for 24 hours. Some victims have likened the pain to 'being shot with a bullet'.

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Who is COOLER Eric or Taylor?

Eric Church and Taylor Swift made Rolling Stone's list of the 50 Best Live Acts Right Now. I saw this on the news stand at the local Fred's and though tomyself is this a typeoh because of all her fans or have people decided to go to CHURCH and not to TAYLOR? Details are below do you guys agree?
 
Eric was #40 beating Taylor at the 49th spot. 

 

The list is definitely rock and pop heavy—Bruce Springsteen, Prince and The Rolling Stones are 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
 
Eric Church has his show described in the magazine as “a gig that recalls arena rock’s golden age.”

Taylor Swift was described by reference to her younger crowds.

“She’s a kiddie feminist heroine who knows just the right dose of hooks, glitter, and stories about her famous exes to whip arena crowds into a teary frenzy,” the magazine says. “Swift has grown into a live powerhouse by stepping up her singing chops and making every fan in the house feel like they have a very tall, very talented BFF who just wants to hang for a few hours and gab about boys ’n’ stuff.”
The magazine is on stands now, if you wanted more info or wanted to read more about this.
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Useless Info About 4th Of July

Useless INFO about your 4th of JULY!



Although we do not have a fixed menu for the celebration of the Fourth, you can almost count on traditional favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken, ribs, garden salads, potato salad, chips and watermelon. Following is a summary of where these foods come from:

There's a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas. The Lone Star State was the leader in the production of cattle and calves, accounting for 7.2 billion pounds of the nation's total production of 42.2 billion pounds last year.
There's a 1-in-4 chance your hot dogs and ribs originated in Iowa. The Hawkeye State had a total inventory of 14.9 million hogs and pigs as of March 1, 2003 - about one-fourth of the nation's total.

The chicken on your barbecue grill probably came from one of the top broiler-producing states: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi. The value of production in each of these states exceeded $1 billion in 2002. These states combined for well over half of the nation's broiler production.
The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounted for nearly three-quarters of lettuce production in 2002.

The fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes in 2002. The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounted for 95 percent of processed tomato production last year.

There's a 1-in-3 chance the beans in your side dish of baked beans or pork and beans came from North Dakota, which produced more than one-third of the dry, edible beans in 2002.
As to potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produced about one-half of the nation's spuds in 2002.
For dessert, six states - California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana - combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelons last year. 
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Morgan Freeman Sleeping

Morgan Freeman falls asleep during an unterview on our LOCAL Q-13 FOX station!

Taken from ET news website:


 UPDATE: Freeman has responded to the incident, telling ET in a statement: "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."

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Morgan Freeman may have played the role of God in two films, but it appears as though even he is subjected to the pitfalls of humanity, as he struggled to stay awake during an early-morning live television interview.

Freeman and co-star Michael Caine were doing press for their upcoming crime thriller Now You See Me on Wednesday morning with Seattle-based local news station Q13 Fox when the 75-year-old actor's tiredness got the best of him.

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Cosmo's Lame Guy Excuses You Should Never Fall For!

Reading this title in the grocery line at Fred Meyer just make me LOL out loud so I had to share this with our Female WolfPack Members!


  • "I swear that wasn't a fart. It's just the way this damn leather chair sounds whenever I sit down."
  • "I was looking at her because I was thinking how much prettier you are."
  • "It was terrible. The aliens, they... they said they wanted to observe human males at leisure and made me stay out until four a.m. drinking with the guys."
  • "I'd love to help out, but I can't... I once killed a man in a laundry accident."
  • "But don't you see? My underpants and sweaty socks are protecting the floor from scratches."
  • "About tonight... I was going to take you someplace nice, but I thought you'd dig the low-key vibe of Dunkin' Donuts."
  • "I know this sounds crazy, but I'm allergic to your third cousin. I guess I have to skip her co-ed wedding shower."
  • "Oh, but that was just my ex calling to say how glad she is that I've found someone who makes me so happy."
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Celeb. Backstage Food Demands!

Everyone fantasizes about being a celebrity at some point or another. Flying around the world in first class, indulging your creative side -- even if that means wearing a meat dress -- can be a pretty good life, right? One of the most well-known perks of being a celebrity is being able to order whatever snacks might strike your fancy and have them delivered backstage or to your trailer.

Lauren Saks Merriman, CEO and founder of Black Book Music Group, LLC, explained that it's not always about making outrageous demands. "No matter what level of artist you are working with, there are always going to be requests," she said. "I don't really see artists as being high maintenance. We found the funniest, most outrageous, and most reasonable requests (because let's face it, that's weird in and of itself) on The Smoking Gun, which publishes public documents and mug shots. Here's a few:



Selena Gomez

Request: Turkey sandwiches, but no Wonder Bread. Selena Gomez has had kind of a rough year, what with Bieber's baby-mama-drama and rumors about her relationship flying all over Tinseltown. Even though she may not be able to count on things in her personal life remaining private, the one thing the singer can always count on is having supplies to make just your basic turkey sandwich backstage. Gomez is a stickler about her bread, though, as it states in her contract that she should never be provided with Wonder bread.

Michael Buble
Request: One bottle of premium single malt scotch and a local team hockey puck. All we heard this holiday season was "Have you heard the new Michael Buble Christmas album?" Yes. We did. It's great. His appearance on Saturday Night Live was also hilarious. So honestly, his request for a bottle of premium single malt scotch backstage at his appearances is well justified. Have a drink, sir. You deserve it. (Side note: To go along with that scotch, Buble also stipulates that he would like a puck from a local hockey team, eh?)

Adele
Request: Individually wrapped, freshly made sandwiches, which should not include chili [sic], vinegar, tomatoes, or citrus. Adele scared us with that whole operation thing. (Glad she's OK so we can keep "rollin' in the deep") Now that she's getting back to tour-ready status, she'll be able to take advantage of the delicious backstage treats her rider affords her, such as cases of beer (no varieties from North America) and fresh sandwiches, which shouldn't include "tomatoes, vinegar, chilli [sic], or citrus fruit." Food allergy? Odd citrus phobia? The world may never know.

Katy Perry
Request: Water cooler dispenser with SIGG bottles for each crew member. Freeze-dried strawberries. Katy Perry finds time in her busy schedule to take care of the environment while she's taking care of herself. Her rider requests water dispensers in all dressing rooms and production offices to allow her tour crew to fill up the reusable aluminum water bottles they are provided with, in an effort to reduce waste. Good job, Katy Perry! Also, inexplicably listed in her many food requests is a bullet that reads simply "freeze-dried strawberries."

Jerry Springer
Request: Lox and bagels with cream cheese and a cafe mocha from Starbucks Coffee. Piña colada-scented smoke is also used on stage. Jerry Springer seems to be a pretty low maintenance guy. Well... except for the request for 30 pounds of ice after lunch. And 60 pounds of ice after dinner. And the request that the theatrical smoke used at his events be "piña colada"-scented. We've never seen a Jerry Springer event, but between the ice and the cocktail-scented smoke, now we can't wait. His snack of choice at gigs is lox and bagels with cream cheese and a cafe mocha from Starbucks. 
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Sleep Position Reveals Personality



I found this at (Match.com) Your sleeping position can reveal what sort of personality you are? Even better, it can reveal what sort of personality your partner has. Is this real? Comment below to let me know.



Curled up on your side
This fetal position is the most common with 41% of the population sleeping this way. (twice as many women as men). People that sleep like this may seem tough on the surface but they are shy and sensitive.

On your side, straight as a log
15% of people are space-saving sleepers they tend to be extremely trusting and gregarious.
Arms outstretched and sideways
Beware, the 13% of people who sleep like this are cynical and slow to make decisions, but once they do make a decision to commit, they're sure.

On your back with arms at sides
Only 8% of people sleep like this. They are reserved and have very high standards.

On your stomach
With their arms wrapped around the pillow, 7% of people sleep like this. These are the party animals!



On your back, with arms overhead

The rarest of all sleep positions, only 5% of the population sleep this way. They also have a very rare quality, they are good listeners. 
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