A Week in Dale’s Life – Week 12

Media Currently Being Consumed

Print Media

  • Rick Gualtieri, Carnage À Trois Bill of the Dead
  • Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference

Broadcasting Media

  • GTO

Internet Media

  • The Beginner’s Guide to PHP Mastery – SkillShare
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Systematic Freelancing – SkillShare
  • Freelancing on Upwork | How to Build Your Profile and Write Client-Getting Proposals – SkillShare

Word(s) of the Week

  • penny pincher – a mean grasping person who is usually stingy with money.
  • offshoring – the practice of basing some of a company’s processes or services overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs.
  • chauvinist – a person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.
  • amicably – in a friendly and peaceable manner.
  • reneged – go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.
  • circumspect – wary and unwilling to take risks.
  • tenor – the general meaning, sense, or content of something.
  • neocortex – a part of the cerebral cortex concerned with sight and hearing in mammals, regarded as the most recently evolved part of the cortex
  • reciprocity – the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another.
  • nervy – bold or impudent.
  • acquiescence – the reluctant acceptance of something without protest.
  • subsume – include or absorb (something) in something else.
  • paraverbal – refers to the messages that we transmit through the tone, pitch, and pacing of our voices.
  • protracted – lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • deference – humble submission and respect.
  • internalize – make (attitudes or behavior) part of one’s nature by learning or unconscious assimilation.
  • incongruence – lack of consistency or appropriateness.
  • pugilist – a boxer, especially a professional one.
  • panache – flamboyant confidence of style or manner.
  • obliquely – not in a direct way; indirectly.
  • umbrage – offense or annoyance.
  • intractable – hard to control or deal with.
  • overages – an excess or surplus, especially the amount by which a sum of money is greater than a previous estimate.
  • wherewithal – the money or other means needed for a particular purpose.

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