Audio Vocabulary - Plebian, Punitive, Recapitulate, Tentative, Anthology by Denis Waitley
This is unit 14. We'll be in. P. L. D. B. E. R. I. A. N.. Of the common people course. Don't ask David to decorate the office because his tastes are strictly Libyan. In earlier times prisoners were fed a very B. M. diet Libyan. P. L. E. V. I. A. N.. Of the common people coarse vulgar. Unity's. P. U. N. I. T. I. V. E. involving or inflicting punishment. Management's punitive methods created a backlash of ill will. My father's discipline was not punitive but persuasive. Unitive P. U. N. I. T. I. V.. Involving or inflicting punishment. Recapitulate. R. E. C. A. P. I. T. U. L. A. T. E.. To review briefly sum up. Sergeant Dennis and I witness recapitulated the incident to his superiors at headquarters. Now before we go home let's recapitulate the results of this meeting. Capitulate R. E. C. A. P. I. T. U. L. A. T. E.. To review briefly sum up. Tentative. T. E. N. T. A. T. I. V. E. I'm sure subject to change I'm committed hesitant. The tentative tone in your voice tells me that you're not sure about this deal. The board of directors reached a tentative agreement on the new product line. Tentative. T. E. N. T. A. T. I. V. E.. Unsure subject to change uncommitted hesitant. Anthology A. N. T. H. O. L. O. G. Y.. A collection of choice or representative literary extracts. I would like to read an anthology of Edgar Allan Poe's work. I prefer to read an anthology of an author's work to get a sense of his perspective. Anthology. A. N. T. H. O. L. O. G. Y.. A collection of choice our representative literary extracts. Now let's review the 5 words you have just learned. Colombian. Of the common people coarse vulgar. Libyan. Unitive. Involving or inflicting punishment. Unitus. Recapitulate. To review briefly. Someone. Recapitulate. Tentative. Subject to change I'm sure. Uncommitted. Hesitant. Tentative. Anthology. A collection of choice or representative literary extracts. Anthology. If you haven't mastered some of the words yet that's fine go back and listen to this unit as often as needed. Remember you can master these words. Most of us hate to criticize our co workers family members or friends we usually mean well but our attempts frequently backfire and we don't accomplish anything. With more words in your verbal toolbox however you could choose a softer more refined way of telling someone that he needs to improve. If you feel that a co workers estimate of a situation is based on too little evidence you could say come on you're just guessing but she will feel belittled and possibly hostile or you could say you know I do believe that this is an excellent conjecture on your part could you get a little more evidence for me. Conjecture bestows a more dignified status on her estimate of the situation and she will be more motivated to keep working and produce what you want. Another coworker may lack assertiveness if you tell him that he's wishy washy your wimpy he will probably be offended but not change his behavior instead the next time you feel the need to encourage his assertiveness say you know Jones that was an excellent point you made at that meeting but your manner was too tentative don't be afraid to say what you really think.