CCS Recommended Reading

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"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light."

Alternativeadj. (Of one or more things) available as another possibility or choice. (22nd May)

Exertverb Apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality). (15th May)

Occlude - Stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage). "Thick make-up can occlude the pores." (8th May)

Liberateverb Set (someone) free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression.

Resilient - adj. (of a person or animal) Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

Gaisce - Achievement

Incognito - adj. / adv. Having one's true identity concealed. "In order to observe you have to be incognito." (6th March)

Dystopian - adj. Relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad. (27th February)

Eloquence - noun Fluent or persuasive speaking or writing. "A preacher of great power and eloquence." (13th February)

Observation - noun The action or process of closely observing or monitoring something or someone. (6th February)

Pertinentadj. Relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite. (30th January)

Well-being - noun The state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. "An improvement in the patient's well-being." (23rd January)

Ardent - adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. “He is an ardent sports fan." (16th January)

Resolution - noun A firm decision to do or not to do something. (9th January)

Harmonynoun The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect. (19th December)

Tidsoptimist - A person who's habitually late because they think they have more time than they do. (12th December)

Tolerancenoun The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with. (5th December)

Vaguelyadv. in a way that is uncertain, indefinite or unclear; roughly. (28th November)

Placidadj. pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters. (21st November)

Extravagant - adj. Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources. "it was rather extravagant to buy both." (14th November)

Empathy - noun The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. (7th November)

Invincible - adj. Too powerful to be defeated or overcome. "An invincible warrior." (10th October)

Tranquil - adj. Free from disturbance; calm. "Her tranquil gaze." (3rd October)

Stationary - adj. Not moving or not intended to be moved. (12th September)

Resourceful - adj. Having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. (5th September)