Vocab discoveries

In order to enrich my vocabulary and improve my writing, I started reading a book “How to Write Better English” by Robert Allen. Some of the quirky (or not so) discoveries:

vertically challenged – to refer to someone who is short

achievement deficiency – failure (something handy for the future:))

herstory – feminine equivalent to ‘history’, but as the author says – it’s best to know about it but avoid it

ambassadress and mayoress – refer to the wives of ambassador and mayor


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