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Verschlimmbesserung

Hence, a man of superior mind, certain of his terms, is fitted to speak; and being certain of what he says can proceed upon it. " Awhile back i encountered the German term Verschlimmbesserung--an "improvement" that makes things worse (via BetterThanEnglish dot com). This seems very much of our times, when tamper monkeys not only have seized control of the means of production, they also seem infected with a restlessness entirely disconnected from any awareness of the consequence of their actions. I thought about finding an easier to remember word. Clearly, abprovement & deprovement (rather than simply mux up et al) retain the turn of wit upon the original. Investigating the roots brings us to the antonym ameliorate (from Latin ad + melior) & thus, the rare pejorate. The need is felt. Et voilà pourquoi l’allemand met le verbe à la fin - Le Temps.

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TuneTranscriber. Ralentir la lecture d’un passage.

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Software Translates Your Voice into Another Language

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Our Guide to French Internet & Text Slang

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Sluggish Sluggish audio/easy/sluggish.mp3 adjective lacking energy; inactive Our cat is sluggish during the day. sluggish.jpg.

Printable Flash Cards for Vocabulary Words-with Photographs

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Learn to read Russian in 15 minutes (Yes, for real. I thought it was a joke at first, too.)

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