November 20, 2012
by Angela

Word of the Week: Gratuitous

Today’s “Word of the Week” is gratuitous.  According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, gratuitous means “unwarranted.”  Similarly, Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder notes that gratuitous means “not called for by the circumstances” (509).  Furthermore, something that is gratuitous can be positive or negative.  … Continue reading

November 6, 2012
by Angela

Word of the Week: Gravitas

Today’s “Word of the Week” is gravitas.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, gravitas is a noun that means “seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.”  In the workplace, a person with gravitas can display that “seriousness or sobriety” in … Continue reading