New words

Blaxploitation – the exploitation of blacks by producers of black orientated films.

The word was used in The shining girls Chapter: Dan: 9 May 1992 and this is exactly why I am loving my e-reader more and more and its touch and highlight feature. Before if there was a word I didn’t know but I understood the gist of because of the sentence and paragraph, I would just leave it. Now I can simply look it up while I am reading. It has even gone so far that when I read a paper book and came across a word I didn’t know, I almost touched and highlighted to look it up in the dictionary. Of course being a nerd about certain things, I have made a small notebook into my own personal dictionary. We used to have one at school when I first learned English and being a visual learner, I also use it as a prompt to learn new words.

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