de·clut·ter (diːˈklʌtə) verb.   1. to remove unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place 2. to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, complications in life, etc.   des·tra·lhar   maybe you should declutter too Lê este artigo em Português aqui.     Every year now I choose a word – sometimes, two – […]


con·sis·ten·cy (kən-sĭs′tən-sē) noun.   1. agreement, accordance, or harmony between parts; compatibility 2. (Physics) degree of density, viscosity, or firmness 3. the state or quality of holding together and retaining shape 4. reliability or uniformity of successive results or events 5. conformity with previous attitudes, behaviour, practice, etc   con·sis·tên·ci·a consistency is not constant Lê este artigo em Português aqui.   Learning a language takes consistency. But it is unrealistic to think that consistency is linear, immutable… always the same. It is not. If it was, that would be […]


mis·take (mĭ-stāk′ or mɪˈsteɪk) noun.   1. an error or fault in action, opinion, or judgment 2. a misconception or misunderstanding   er·ro what to do with mistakes? Lê este artigo em Português aqui.   I make a lot of mistakes. Everyday. Some are big, others huge, and some are smaller. All my mistakes have made me lose […]

Overwhelmed vs Overwhelming

overwhelmed vs overwhelming

o·ver·whelmed (ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmd) adjective. 1. (of the thoughts, emotions, or senses) overpowered 2. overcome, as with an abundance or concentration of something   as·so·ber·ba·da     o·ver·whelm·ing (ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmɪŋ) adjective. 1. overpowering in effect, number or strength 2. so great as to make resistance or opposition useless   es·ma·ga·dor   overwhelmed and overwhelming: untranslatable words? Lê este artigo em Português aqui.     I know very few words in English with the overwhelming strength of ‘overwhelmed’. […]