SCRUPULOUS [SKROO-pyuh-luh s]: careful, precise, exact to a fault


There’s something commendable about a person who is neat and orderly.  But when that characteristic is carried to an extreme, it becomes something similar to an obsession. It is the difference between being thorough and being scrupulous. Scrupulous is a word that comes from Latin and is first found in Middle English in the 15th […]

TEEMING: swarming, overflowing

There’s a huge difference between the meaning of the words crowded and teeming.   It has to do with the feeling of the situation. A funeral home may be crowded with mourners or a bus stop may be crowded with commuters.  It means that there is a large group of people in a place that may […]