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ARCHAIC - old and no longer used.

1. Gardyloo Derived from the French shout of garde leau (Beware of the
water!) when a chamber pot is emptied out of the window into the street
2. Puissant Meaning powerful or mighty. Commonly used to describe nobles
of the French or English aristocracy. Should you meet the Queen feel free to
slip it into your chat.
3. Sweven A vision or a dream. [The Queen] went in to the Sultan and
assured him that their daughter had suffered during all her wedding-night
from swevens and nightmare.
4. Pismire An ant. This word comes from a joining of the words piss and
myre. A myre means a small insect and piss means Well, some ants
produce a smell similar to urine.
5. Ambodexter One able to play with either hand. The word was used to
describe someone untrustworthy i.e. you never know what they will do. If you
hate someone who also happens to be ambidextrous it makes for a good sly
OBSOLETE - no longer in general use.
Snoutfair- A person with a handsome countenance.
Pussyvan-A flurry, temper.
Wonder-wench- A sweetheart.
Lunting- Walking while smoking a pipe.
California widow- A married woman whose husband is away from her for any
extended period .
SLANG - words that are not considered part of the standard vocabulary of a
language and that are used very informally in speech especially by a
particular group of people.
Emo - If youre all emo, its like being a drama queen (a slightly older
Flamed - To have taken everything too seriously

Awesomity - The highest state of awesome

Busted - Busted has changed yet again.
My bad - If a teen has made a mistake, the phrase my bad is frequently
employed as a cover.

The word "transition " means passing over. Thus transitional guides are
connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and
paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the
next. You make transitions by referring to what you have said
before,establishing cause-and-effect connections, looking ahead to what you
will say, referring to the present, marking time and place, qualifying,
comparing, contrasting. These and other common transitional devices
appear here in categories that necessarily overlap to some extent.

Referring back: as we have seen, on the whole, as mentioned above, as

stated previously, as I have said, it seems then
Looking ahead: then, later, next, after, afterward, thereafter, finally, now,
consequently, to sum up
Establishing causal connections: the result, in conclusion, to conclude,
because, for, since, consequently, accordingly, hence, thus, therefore
Time markers: now, then, later, soon, before, next, afterward, finally,
meanwhile, thereafter, at the same time
Place markers: here, there, at this point, below, beside, next to, behind, in
front, outside, inside
Comparing and establishing degree: and, similarly, in like manner, in the
same way, just as, so ... that, also, more than, less than, beyond this
Qualifying conceding, or contrasting: but, nevertheless, on the other hand,
however, despite this, still, on the contrary, conversely, if, as if, granted that,
unless, whether, anyhow, although, even though, yet

Adding and intensifying: first, second, third; a, b, c, 1, 2, 3, to repeat, in

addition, moreover, and, also, still, again, similarly, furthermore, finally,
really, indeed
Introducing an illustration: thus, to illustrate, for example, for instance
Repeating a key word: This device keeps the main idea before the reader
and carries the thread of meaning throughout a passage.
Using synonyms: Instead of repeating a key word so that it becomes
monotonous, you may use suitable synonyms that continue the same
Using proper pronoun reference: Another substitute for the repetition of
key nouns and another way of connecting ideas is to use pronouns in place
of nouns.
Maintaining same subject throughout paragraph: You can often continue
the same subject from sentence to sentence, thereby maintaining a steady
focus throughout the paragraph.
Establishing repetitive or parallel sentence patterns : In addition to
repeating key words and ideas, you may repeat the grammatical structure of
your sentences to reinforce the unity of your thoughts and promote their
Linking of last sentence of one paragraph with first sentence of next :
This natural, frequently intuitive method maintains coherence between
paragraphs. Sometimes you may need connecting words (such as "then
again" or "on another occasion"), but often the direction of the thought
provides its own continuity.