4.30.2009

Today's vocabulary & office behavior lesson:

immaturity

Pronunciation:
\ˌi-mə-ˈtr, -ˈtyr, -ˈchr\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Latin immaturus, from in- + maturus mature
Date:
1548
1archaic : premature2 a: lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development <immature fruits> b: having the potential capacity to attain a definitive form or state : crude, unfinished immature school of art> c: exhibiting less than an expected degree of maturity immature adults>
im·ma·tu·ri·ty           Listen to the pronunciation of immaturity \-ˈtr-ə-tē, -ˈtyr-, -ˈchr-\ noun

professionalism

Pronunciation:
\-ˈfesh-nə-ˌli-zəm, -ˈfe-shə-nə-ˌli-\
Function:
noun
Date:
1856
1 : the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person 2 : the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood

1 comment:

Sandy said...

BIG HUGS coming out to you. I really hope people can grow up soon. I really doubt it but there's hope. I do know it's Friday and I hope you have a great weekend.