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    Improving English Vocabulary

    Hello everyone,

    I am a non-native speaker interested to boost my word power. I have tried so many ways to increase my vocab but i find it very difficult to memorise those words. I presume, it is because i just memorise the words without using it. Therefore, i would like to try this new technique. For example let say new word for today is scrupulous. Perhaps, each of us could form a sentence based on that word and discuss whether the word is being used in correct way. Well, we have a teacher here to assist us, haven't we? :):) Hopefully, at the end of the day, everybody could benefit from this.

    Scrupulous - careful , conscientious, cautious
    As a finance manager he has a duty to handle the preparation of accounts scrupulously

    I hope to get a response from all of you.


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    Re: Improving English Vocabulary

    In order to avoid spreading infection, a surgeon must be scupulous about his personal hygeine.
    Moggy


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    #3

    Re: Improving English Vocabulary

    unscrupulous and unethical marketing tactics

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    Re: Improving English Vocabulary

    He is utterly unscrupulous and will do anything to get what he wants.


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    Re: Improving English Vocabulary

    Great, thanks for the response. Shall we proceed to other words?

    Laconic - using few words; expressing much in few words; concise:
    The lawyer gave a laconic reply to the reporters when asked about the development of murder case at Bayu Beach.

    Pls correct my sentence if it does not grammatically correct. Thank you

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    Re: Improving English Vocabulary

    The US President Calvin Coolidge was famous for being laconic- when someone said they had a bet that they could get three words out of him in an evening, he said, 'You lose.'

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