Posted by: episystechpubs | February 5, 2013

Editor’s Corner: C is for Crazy

Good morning! I have a lot of words today and tomorrow from the “C list.” As usual, the definitions and examples are from Grammarbook.com; those in blue are from me.

censor (verb, noun) disallow; person who disallows

Example: The soldier’s letters were censored before mailing.

censure to disapprove of; criticize strongly

Example: The children were censured by the principal.

sensor a device that measures heat, light, etc. and transmits a signal to a control or measuring instrument
cent a penny
scent a smell, aroma
sent Transmitted

Example: I sent 12 cents to the factory to buy a bottle of skunk scent neutralizer; it smelled like a sewage treatment plant.

childish Immature

Example: “Mr. B and Ms. C,” said the CFO, “If you continue giving each other noogies, I will write you up for your childish behavior.”

childlike Innocent

Example: I enjoy Frannie’s childlike personality—the innocent stares, the glee with which she approaches new experiences, her gentle naïveté—but I wish she would stop eating Gerber’s stewed carrots when we go clubbing.

choral (adj.) having to do with a chorus or a choir

Example: My choral group meets on Thursday evenings to practice hymns for Sunday’s service.

coral (noun, adj.) material that makes up reefs; orange color

Example: My coral group meets in Hawaii each May to snorkel and take photos of the fish that live among these skeletal marine animals.

corral (noun, verb) a horse pen; to confine

Example: My corral group meets on Saturdays at Boone’s Farm to ride horses and practice hog-tying.

chord three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously; line segment joining two points on a curve
cord a rope or strand of flexible material; a unit of measurement used for dry wood (in U.S. and Canada)
cored removed the center of something

Example:We made a guitar out of a piece of wood, a cored apple, and four nylon cords; it didn’t play a single chord of music.

cite to assert; to quote from; to subpoena

Example: Professor Parker always ended his lectures by citing The Hobbit.

sight vision, the power to see

Example: Every time I see Mt. Rainier on a beautiful Seattle day, I am tremendously thankful for the gift of sight.

site a location or position

Example: The site of the new office building is in the vacant lot three blocks from here.

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