Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Action verbs to speak good English

Some action verbs are listed below. They can be used effectively whiles peaking English. They can also be used in various resumes to clearly indicate your skills and experiences.  


  • Accelerated
  • Accomplished
  • Accounted For
  • Achieved
  • Acquired
  • Acted
  • Activated
  • Adapted
  • Added
  • Addressed
  • Adjusted
  • Administered
  • Adopted
  • Advertised
  • Advised
  • Aided
  • Aligned
  • Alphabetized
  • Analyzed
  • Anticipated
  • Applied
  • Appointed
  • Appraised
  • Approved
  • Arbitrated
  • Arranged
  • Ascertained
  • Assembled
  • Assessed
  • Assisted
  • Assumed
  • Assured
  • Attained
  • Attended
  • Audited
  • Authored
  • Authorized
  • Awarded
  • Began
  • Bolstered
  • Boosted
  • Bought
  • Briefed
  • Brought
  • Budgeted
  • Built
  • Calculated
  • Calibrated
  • Catalogued
  • Caught
  • Caused
  • Chaired
  • Changed
  • Charted
  • Checked
  • Chopped
  • Chose
  • Classified
  • Cleared Up
  • Closed
  • Coached
  • Collected
  • Combined
  • Communicated
  • Compared
  • Compiled
  • Completed
  • Computed
  • Conceived
  • Conceptualized
  • Conciliated
  • Concluded
  • Conditioned
  • Conducted
  • Confronted
  • Conserved
  • Consolidated
  • Constructed
  • Consulted
  • Continued
  • Contracted
  • Controlled
  • Convinced
  • Coordinated
  • Copied
  • Corrected
  • Counseled
  • Counted
  • Crafted
  • Created
  • Critiqued
  • Dealt
  • Debated
  • Deferred
  • Defined
  • Delegated
  • Delivered
  • Demonstrated
  • Designed
  • Detailed
  • Detected
  • Determined
  • Developed
  • Devised
  • Diagnosed
  • Did
  • Digested
  • Diminished
  • Directed
  • Discovered
  • Dispensed
  • Displayed
  • Disproved
  • Dissected
  • Distributed
  • Diverted
  • Drafted
  • Dramatized
  • Drew
  • Drew Up
  • Dropped
  • Drove
  • Earned
  • Edited
  • Educated
  • Effected
  • Elected
  • Electrified
  • Eliminated
  • Employed
  • Encouraged
  • Enforced
  • Enjoyed
  • Enlarged
  • Enlisted
  • Ensured
  • Entered
  • Entertained
  • Established
  • Estimated
  • Evaluated
  • Examined
  • Executed
  • Exercised
  • Exhibited
  • Expanded
  • Expedited
  • Experienced
  • Explained
  • Explored
  • Expressed
  • Extracted
  • Fabricated
  • Facilitated
  • Familiarized
  • Figured
  • Filed
  • Filtered
  • Financed
  • Fixed
  • Forecast
  • Foresaw
  • Formulated
  • Forwarded
  • Fostered
  • Found
  • Founded
  • Gained
  • Gathered
  • Gave
  • Generated
  • Governed
  • Grabbed
  • Graded
  • Greeted
  • Grossed
  • Guided
  • Handled
  • Hastened
  • Headed
  • Heightened
  • Helped
  • Highlighted
  • Hiked
  • Hired
  • Housed
  • Hunted
  • Identified
  • Illustrated
  • Imagined
  • Implemented
  • Improved
  • Improvised
  • Included
  • Incorporated
  • Increased
  • Indexed
  • Indicated
  • Indoctrinated
  • Influenced
  • Informed
  • Initiated
  • Innovated
  • Inspected
  • Inspired
  • Installed
  • Instituted
  • Instructed
  • Instrumented
  • Insured
  • Integrated
  • Interpreted
  • Intervened
  • Interviewed
  • Introduced
  • Invented
  • Inventoried
  • Investigated
  • Joined
  • Judged
  • Kept
  • Labored
  • Launched
  • Lectured
  • Led
  • Licensed
  • Located
  • Looked
  • Made
  • Maintained
  • Managed
  • Mapped
  • Marketed
  • Mastered
  • Maximized
  • Measured
  • Mediated
  • Mentored
  • Met
  • Moderated
  • Modified
  • Monitored
  • Motivated
  • Moved
  • Named
  • Navigator
  • Negotiated
  • Netted
  • Observed
  • Obtained
  • Opened
  • Operated
  • Ordered
  • Organized
  • Originated
  • Overcame
  • Oversaw
  • Paid
  • Painted           
  • Participated
  • Perceived
  • Perfected
  • Performed
  • Persuaded
  • Photographed
  • Piloted
  • Pioneered
  • Placed
  • Planned
  • Played
  • Policed
  • Predicted
  • Prepared
  • Prescribed
  • Presented
  • Preserved
  • Presided
  • Prevailed
  • Printed
  • Processed
  • Produced
  • Profited
  • Programmed
  • Prohibited
  • Projected
  • Promoted
  • Proofed
  • Proposed
  • Protected
  • Proved
  • Provided
  • Publicized
  • Purchased
  • Qualified
  • Quoted
  • Raised
  • Ran
  • Rated
  • Realized
  • Reasoned
  • Received
  • Recognized
  • Recommended
  • Reconciled
  • Recorded
  • Recruited
  • Reduced
  • Referred
  • Rehabilitated
  • Reinforced
  • Related
  • Rendered
  • Renovated
  • Reorganized
  • Repaired
  • Replaced
  • Reported
  • Represented
  • Rescued
  • Researched
  • Resolved
  • Responded
  • Restored
  • Resulted In
  • Retrieved
  • Returned
  • Revamped
  • Revealed
  • Reviewed
  • Revised
  • Rewrote
  • Routed
  • Saved
  • Scheduled
  • Scouted
  • Screened
  • Scrutinized
  • Selected
  • Served
  • Serviced
  • Set
  • Set Up
  • Sewed
  • Shaped
  • Shipped
  • Shored Up
  • Showed
  • Sifted
  • Simplified
  • Sketched
  • Smoothed
  • Sold
  • Solved
  • Sorted
  • Sought
  • Sparked
  • Spearheaded
  • Specified
  • Spoke
  • Started
  • Stated
  • Stimulated
  • Stopped
  • Straightened
  • Streamlined
  • Strengthened
  • Stripped
  • Structured
  • Studied
  • Submitted
  • Suggested
  • Summarized
  • Supervised
  • Supplied
  • Supported
  • Surmounted
  • Surveyed
  • Synthesized
  • Systemized
  • Tabulated
  • Talked
  • Targeted
  • Taught
  • Tended
  • Tested
  • Tightened
  • Timed
  • Took
  • Took Over
  • Totaled
  • Toured
  • Tracked
  • Trained
  • Transcribed
  • Transferred
  • Transformed
  • Translated
  • Transmitted
  • Traveled
  • Treated
  • Tutored
  • Typed
  • Uncovered
  • Unearthed
  • Unfurled
  • Unified
  • Updated
  • Vitalized
  • Welcomed
  • Won
  • Worked
  • Wrote

Monday, September 20, 2010

Characters in text messages and their meanings

Some characters used in text messages using SMS and their meanings

& - and
:-" whistling
:") blushing
:-(*) you make me sick
:-) smiling
:-)) very happy
:-* kiss
:-@ screaming
:’-) tears of laughter
:-0 shocked
:-P stick tongue out
;-) wink
<:3 )~ mouse
0 - nothing
2 - two, to, too
2DAY - today
A - a / an
A3 - anyplace, anytime, anywhere
ASAP - as soon as possible
B - be
B4 - before
B4N - Bye for now
BAU - business as usual
BC - because
BF - boyfriend
BK - back
BRB - I'll be right back.
BRO - brother
BT - but
BTW - by the way
C - see
CUL - see you later
CWOT - complete waste of time
D8 - date
DNR - dinner
EZ - easy
F8 - fate
FTF - face to face
FYI - for your information
GF - girlfriend
GMTA - great minds think alike
GR8 - great
HAND - have a nice day
HOLS - holidays
HRU - how are you
HV - have
I - I, it
ICBW - it could be worse
IDTS - I don't think so
IMHO - in my humble opinion
Its - it is
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
JK - just kidding
KDS - kids
KOTC - kiss on the cheek
L8 - late
L8R - later
LOL - laughing out loud
LSKOL - long slow kiss on the lips
LTNS - long time no see
Luv U - I love you.
Luv U2 - I love you too.
M8 - mate
MON - the middle of nowhere
MTE - my thoughts exactly
MU - I miss you.
MUSM - I miss you so much.
NE1 - anyone
NP - no problem
O:-) saintly
OIC - oh, I see
PC&QT - peace and quiet
PCM - please call me
PLS - please
PS - parents
QT - cutie
R - are
ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
RUOK - are you ok?
SIS - sister
SMMR - summer
THNQ - thank you
U - you
U4E - you forever
UROK - you are okay
WR - were
WUCIWUG - what you see is what you get
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
x-( you are mad
XLNT - excellent

Symbols of Animals

  • Ant -frugality and prevision
  • Ape -uncleanness
  • Ass – stupidity
  • Bat -blindness
  • Bear -ill-temper, uncouthness
  • Bee -industry
  • Beetle - blindness
  • Bull -strength, straight-forwardness
  • Bulldog -pertinacity
  • Butterfly -sportiveness, living in pleasure
  • Cat -deceit
  • Calf-cowardice
  • Cicada-poetry
  • Cock-vigilance, overbearing insolence
  • Crow- longevity
  • Crocodile-hypocrisy
  • Dog-fidelity, dirty habits
  • Dove-innocence, harmlessness
  • Duck-deceit
  • Eagle-majesty, inspiration
  • Elephant-sagacity
  • Fly-feebleness, insignificance
  • Fox-cunning, artifice
  • Goat - lasciviousness
  • Goose-conceit, folly
  • Gull-gullibility
  • Grasshopper-old age
  • Hare- timidity
  • Hawk-rapacity, penetration
  • Hen-maternal care
  • Horse-speed, grace
  • Jay-senseless chatter
  • Kitten-playfulness
  • Lamb-innocence, sacrifice
  • Lark-cheerfulness
  • Lion-noble courage
  • Lynx-suspicious vigilance
  • Magpie-garrulity
  • Mole- blindness, obstinacy
  • Monkey-tricks
  • Mule-obstinacy
  • Nightingale-forlornness
  • Ostrich-stupidity
  • Ox-patience, strength
  • Owl-wisdom
  • Parrot-mocking verbosity
  • Peacock-pride
  • Pigeon-cowardice
  • Pig-obstinacy, dirtiness
  • Puppy-empty-headed conceit
  • Rabbit-fecundity
  • Raven-ill luck
  • Serpent-wisdom
  • Sheep-silliness, timidity
  • Swan- grace
  • Swine-filthiness, greed
  • Tiger- ferocity
  • Tortoise-chastity
  • Vulture-rapine
  • Wolf-cruelty, savage ferocity, and rapine
  • Worm-cringing

Difficult English Words

Learn new words everyday to speak good English.

Use a dictionary to find the meanings.  

Abash, Abate, Abdicate, Aberration, Abhor, Abject, Abnegate,

Abortive, Abridge, Absolute, Absolve, Abstinent, Abstract, Acrid,

Acrimonious, Acumen, Acute, Adage, Adamant, Address, Adherent,

Admonish, Adroit, Adulation, Adulterate, Adverse, Aesthetic, Affable,

Affectation, Affinity, Affluent, Agenda, Agrarian, Aggregate, Agnostic,

Alacrity, Allege, Alleviate, Allocate, Alloy, Allusion, Aloof,

Altruism, Ambience, Ambiguous, Ambivalent, Ameliorate, Amenable,

Amenity, Abstruse, Abysmal, Accolade, Accost, Acerbic,

Acquiesce, Amiable, Amnesty, Amoral, Amorous, Amorphous,

Anachronism, Analogy, Anarchy, Anecdote, Anguish, Animosity,

Anomaly, Antecedent, Antipathy, Antithesis, Apartheid, Apathy,

Aphorism, Apocalypse, Apocryphal, Apotheosis, Appease,

Appreciate, Apprehensive, Approbation,

Appropriate, Aptitude, Arbiter, Arbitrary,

Arcane, Archaic, Archetype, Ardent, Arduous,

Aristocratic, Artful, Artifice, Ascetic, Ascendancy, Assiduous,

Assimilate, Assuage, Astute, Audacity, Attrition, Augment,

Auspicious, Austere, Autocratic, Avarice, Autonomous, Avow,

Avuncular, Awry, Axiom,

Bane, Banal, Bastion, Beget, Belabor, Beleaguer,

Belittle, Belie, Belligerent, Bemused, Benefactor, Benevolent, Benign,

Bequest, Bereaved, Beset, Blasphemy, Blatant, Blight, Blithe,

Bourgeois, Bovine, Brevity, Broach,

Bucolic, Bureaucracy, Burgeon, Burlesque,

Cacophony, Cadence, Cajole, Callow, Candor, Capitalism,

Caricature, Capitulate, Capricious, Castigate, Catalyst, Categorical,

Catharsis, Caustic, Celibacy, Censure, Cerebral,

Charisma, Chagrin, Charlatan, Chasm, Chastise, Chicanery,

Choleric, Chimera, Chronic, Chronicle, Circuitous, Circumlocution,

Circumspect, Circumscribe, Circumvent, Civil, Clandestine, Clemency,

Clique, Cliché, Coalesce, Coerce, Cogent, Cognitive,

Coherent, Cognizant, Colloquial, Collusion, Commensurate, Compelling,

Complacent, Compendium, Complement, Complicity,

Comprehensive, Conciliatory, Comprise, Concise,

Concord, Concurrent, Condescend, Conducive,

Condone, Confluence, Congenial, Congenital, Conjecture, Connoisseur,

Conjure, Consecrate, Consensus, Consonant, Construe, Contentious,

Consummate, Contiguous, Contingent, Contrite,

Contrived, Conventional, Copious,

Convivial, Corollary, Corroborate, Cosmopolitan, Countenance, Covenant,

Coup, Covert, Covet, Credulous, Criterion, Culinary,

Cryptic, Culminate, Culpable, Cursory, Curtail, Cynic,

Daunt, Dearth, Debacle, Debauchery, Debilitate, Decimate,

Decadent, Decorous, Deduce, Defame, Deference,

Degenerate, Definitive, Deleterious, Delineate, Delude,

Deluge, Denizen, Demagogue, Depravity, Deprecate,

Deride, Derogatory, Despondent, Desiccate, Despot,

Destitute, Desultory, Dialectical, Didactic, Dictum,

Diffident, Digress, Dilettante, Discern, Discrete,

Discreet, Discriminate, Disdain, Disinterested, Disparage,

Disseminate, Disparate, Dissipate, Dissolution, Distend,

Distinguish, Docile, Dogmatic, Doctrinaire, Domestic, Dormant,

Dubious, Duplicity, Eccentric, Ebullient, Eclectic, Edify, Efface, Effusion, Egocentric,

Egalitarian, Egregious, Elicit, Elliptical, Elusive, Eminent, Emigrate,

Empirical, Emulate, Encroach, Endemic, Enfranchise, Enervate, Engender,

Enigma, Enormity, Ephemeral, Epitome, Epigram, Equanimity, Equitable,

Equivocal, Erudite, Esoteric, Espouse, Euphemism, Ethereal, Evanescent,

Exacerbate, Exacting, Exalt, Exemplify, Exasperate, Exhaustive, Exhort,

Exigency, Existential, Expatriate, Exonerate, Expedient, Expedite, Explicit,

Extol, Extrapolate, Extraneous, Extricate, Extrovert, Exult,

Facetious, Fabrication, Facile, Farcical, Fastidious, Fatalist,

Fauna, Fatuous, Fecund, Felicity, Fervor, Fetter,

Figurative, Fidelity, Finesse, Flagrant, Flout, Flaunt,

Foment, Foible, Forbear, Forgo, Forsake, Fortuitous,

Fraternal, Founder, Frenetic, Frugal, Furtive, Futile,

Genre, Garrulous, Genteel, Gesticulate, Glut, Grandiloquent,

Gratuitous, Grandiose, Gravity, Gregarious, Guile,

Hapless, Hackneyed, Harbinger, Hedonism, Hegemony, Heresy,

Heyday, Hermetic, Hiatus, Hierarchy, Histrionic, Homily,

Husbandry, Homogeneous, Hyperbole, Hypothetical,

Ideology, Iconoclast, Idiosyncrasy, Idyllic, Ignominy, Illicit,

Immutable, Imminent, Impartial, Impeccable, Imperial, Impervious,

Implement, Impetuous, Impotent, Impugn, Inane, Incandescent,

Inaugurate, Incense, Incantation, Incessant, Incipient, Incisive,

Incongruous, Increment, Incorrigible, Indifferent,

Indigenous, Indigent, Indolent,

Indulgent, Indignant, Ineffable, Inept, Inexorable, Inert,

Infatuated, Infamous, Infer, Infinitesimal, Ingenuous, Inherent,

Innate, Injunction, Innocuous, Inordinate, Insatiable, Insidious,

Insipid, Insinuate, Insolent, Instigate, Insular, Insurgent,

Intractable, Integral, Intransigent, Intrinsic, Introspective, Inundate,

Inveterate, Invective, Irascible, Ironic, Irrevocable, Itinerant,

Judicious, Juxtapose,

Kinetic,

Laconic, Labyrinth, Lament, Lampoon, Languish,

Latent, Largess, Laud, Legacy, Lethargy, Levity, Libel,

Loquacious, Litigate, Lucid, Lugubrious, Luminous,

Magnanimous, Machination, Magnate, Malaise, Malfeasance, Malinger,

Mandate, Malleable, Manifest, Manifesto, Marshal, Martial,

Martyr, Matriculate, Maudlin, Maverick, Maxim, Mediate,

Mendacious, Mellifluous, Mendicant, Mentor,

Mercenary, Mercurial, Metamorphosis, Microcosm,

Milieu, Minuscule, Misanthropic, Mitigate,

Mollify, Monolithic, Moribund, Morose,

Mortify, Mundane, Myopia, Myriad, Munificent,

Narcissism, Nebulous, Nefarious, Neologism,

Nepotism, Nominal, Nihilism, Nostalgia,

Notorious, Novel, Noxious, Nuance,

Obdurate, Obfuscate, Oblivion, Oblique, Obsequious, Obscure, Obtuse,

Officious, Onerous, Opaque, Opulent, Orthodox, Ostensible, Ostentatious,

Pacify, Painstaking, Palliate, Palpable, Paltry, Panacea, Paradigm, Paradox, Parochial,

Parody, Parsimonious,

Partisan, Patent, Paternal, Pathology, Patriarch, Patrician,

Patronize, Paucity, Peccadillo, Pedantic, Pedestrian, Pejorative, Penchant,

Penitent, Pensive, Peremptory, Perennial, Perfidy, Perfunctory,

Peripatetic, Periphery, Pernicious, Perquisite, Perjury, Permeate,

Pertinent, Perturb, Peruse, Pervade, Petulant, Philanthropy,

Philistine, Pious, Pivotal, Placate, Plaintive, Platitude, Plebian,

Plethora, Poignant, Polarize, Polemic, Ponderous, Portent,

Postulate, Pragmatic, Precedent, Precept, Precipitate, Precipitous,

Preclude, Precursor, Predilection, Preeminent,

Preempt, Premise, Prepossess, Prerogative, Prevail, Pristine,

Prodigal, Prodigious, Prodigy, Profane, Profess, Proficient,

Profligate, Profound, Profuse, Proletariat, Proliferate, Prolific,

Promulgate, Propensity, Propitious, Proponent, Proprietary, Propriety,

Prosaic, Proscribe, Proselytize, Protagonist, Protract, Provident,

Provincial, Provisional, Proximity, Prudent, Purported, Putative,

Qualify, Qualitative, Querulous, Quixotic,

Ramification, Rancor, Rapacious, Rebuke, Rebut, Recalcitrant,

Recant, Reciprocal, Reclusive, Recondite, Recrimination, Redolent,

Redundant, Refute, Reiterate, Relegate, Relentless, Relinquish,

Remonstrate, Renaissance, Renounce, Reparation,

Repercussion, Replenish, Replete, Reprehensible, Reprisal, Reproach, Reprove,

Repudiate,

Requisite, Resolute, Respite, Reticent, Revere, Rhetoric,

Rigorous, Robust, Rogue, Rudimentary, Ruminate, Rustic,

Saccharine, Sacrilege, Sacrosanct, Sagacious, Salient, Salutary,

Sanctimonious, Sanguine, Sardonic, Scintillate, Scrupulous, Scrutinize,

Secular, Sedition, Sensory, Sentient, Sequester, Serendipity,

Servile, Singular, Slander, Sloth, Sobriety, Solicitous,

Solvent, Soporific, Sordid, Spawn, Specious, Sporadic,

Spurious, Squalor, Squander, Stagnation, Static, Staunch,

Steadfast, Stigmatize,| Stipulate, Stoic, Stratum, Stricture,

Strife, Stringent, Stymie, Subjugate, Sublime, Subordinate,

Substantive, Subtle, Subversive, Succinct, Succumb, Supercilious,

Superficial, Superfluous, Surfeit, Surreptitious,

Surrogate, Sycophant, Synthesis,

Tacit, Taciturn, Tangential, Tangible, Tantamount, Tautological, Temerity,

Temperate, Tenable, Tenacious, Tenet, Tentative, Tenuous,

Terse, Theology, Tirade, Torpor, Touchstone, Tout,

Transcend, Transgress, Transient, Trepidation, Turpitude,

Ubiquitous, Unconscionable, Unctuous, Uniform, Unremitting, Unwitting,

Urbane, Usurp, Utilitarian,

Vacillate, Vapid, Vehement, Venal, Venerate, Veracity,

Verbose, Verisimilitude, Vernacular, Vestige, Vex, Viable,

Vicarious, Vicissitude, Vilify, Vindicate, Vindictive, Virtuoso,

Virulent, Visionary, Vitiate, Vitriolic,

Vocation, Vociferous, Volatile, Volition,

Wanton, Willful, Wistful,

Yawn, Zealous