The act or process of orienting and training a new employee.
A good plan for onboarding leads to higher employee engagement and greater retention rates.
Favorable to or promoting health or well-being.
Homemade chicken soup has salubrious effects when we are fighting seasonal flus.
A printed punctuation mark (‽) designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
Adrian used an interrobang to show his exasperation or befuddlement regarding the latest bug in our software.
Divert, amuse; display. To amuse oneself in light or lively fashion. Frolic
The picnickers disported themselves merrily on the beach.
[kuh n-vur-suh nt] Adjective
Having knowledge or experience.
Susan is conversant in several languages.
Pleasurable use or possession : enjoyment. The state of bearing fruit. Realization.
Many brands depend on crowdfunding to bring a concept to fruition.
Smooth; especially having a surface without hairs or projections
Unlike the fuzzy peach, the nectarine has a glabrous skin.
Plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way.
The latest trend in fashion magazines is the use of rubenesque models draped in plus size clothing.
[boi-ster-uh s] Adjective
Rough and noisy; rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained.
the sound of boisterous laughter.
The fans at the baseball game became particularly boisterous after the home run.
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Vigorous spirit or enthusiasm
Jeremy told the story of his trip to Mexico with such élan that we all wanted to go there as well.
To dislike greatly and often with disgust or intolerance; detest.
He loathed being tied to his desk and therefore was looking for an alternate way to make a living.
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A statement accepted as true as the basis for argument or inference.
Many people believe the axiom that "people cannot change", and thus have little faith in humanity.
A systematic plan (as of diet, therapy, or medication) especially when designed to improve and maintain health.
Sherry's personal trainer started her on a workout regimen of 30 minutes on the treadmill followed by 30 minutes of weight training.
Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner: insidious rumors; an insidious disease.
The committee resented Susan whose insidious manner was always trying to undermine the good they were trying to accomplish.
An abnormal fear of clowns.
Symptoms of coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, can include sweating, nausea, feelings of dread, fast heartbeat, crying or screaming, and anger at being placed in a situation where a clown is present.
Relating to the science of the motion of projectiles in flight.
Extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry.
Joe went ballistic when he saw the dent in his car.
Impractical or unwise.
It is inexpedient to spend money on entertainment when you barely have enough money to pay your rent.
A little world; especially : the human race or human nature seen as an epitome of the world or the universe.
Toronto airport seems like a microcosm of the globe with people arriving and leaving from all over the world.
Irritably or peevishly sensitive : touchy.
Lack of sleep and being hungry are two things which make me tetchy.
A strong and continued inclination; broadly : liking.
Susan had a penchant for adventure and often traveled to far away places.
Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred.
As Canadians we have an inalienable right to openness, respect, compassion, equality and justice.
Of, relating to, or characterized by play : playful
Mo Willem's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a ludic tale about a pigeon who gets into mischief.
Having a huge appetite; ravenous.
Excessively eager; insatiable.
My edacious reading habits had often lead me into not getting enough sleep at night.
[uh-KIM-boh] Adjective or Adverb
Having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward.
Mother often stood akimbo when we would ask to borrow her car.
The act, process, or an instance of becoming gradually less (as in size or importance)
The diminution of the library's number of physical books is due to more electronic resources becoming available.
[PLAW-zuh-bul ] Adjective
Seemingly fair, reasonable, or valuable.
Superficially pleasing or persuasive.
"The dog ate my homework" is not a plausible excuse for handing in late assignments.
To collapse inward in a very sudden and violent way.
◾He warns that the nation's economy is about to implode under the weight of its debt.
To brighten or freshen up.
To repair and make improvements to.
They were working hard to refurbish the hundred year old house.
To make a raucous noise : squawk. Clamor, complain.
I was awoken early by a yawp outside my windows where a crow was squawking loudly.
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A person affected with autism who exhibits exceptional skill or brilliance in some limited field (such as mathematics or music)
My autistic nephew was an autistic savant when it came to makes and models of automobiles.