Gran’s vocabulary

Thanks to, I get a new word in my email inbox every day.
I love words.
Every day I write the word of the day on a 3×5 index card (I love office supplies too) and place it in my word box, below.
Just call me a word nerd. gets a RAVE from Gran.

Abstemious | Define Abstemious at “abstemious”



sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.

characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life.

sparing: an abstemious diet.


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Mom, Grandma, social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television, especially Fringe!

Posted on April 3, 2011, in Gran's word of the day. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. want to be my scrabble partner

  2. cool…

    and we love elephants too!

    Spring Aloha from Waikiki

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  3. Never heard of that word before.

  4. Kelly, I'm better with a dictionary in my hand, but thanks for the offer 🙂

  5. Teena, it's a good word, not one I was familiar with either!

  6. Love the term “word nerd”! That's a great thing to be.
    Cheers, jj

  7. I think so too, Joanna. Cheers back to ya!

  8. Excellent term, word nerd. I live in a family of 'word nerds' but they're all way better than me with them (except when it comes to botanical or scientific names!)
    That's a great idea to have a word a day sent. More word power to ya!

  9. That would be a good word to remember when I reach for the next chocolate!

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