Monday, July 21, 2014

looking for Mufasa

A student asked me for a word to describe a man who walks into a room (like he was walking aboard his yacht) and his combination of personality AND looks make you want to follow him. Like Mufasa from Lion King - her words! Words like "distinguished", "attractive", etc. are focused on appearance. "Magnetic", "charismatic", "commanding" are too focused on the personality. I looked up a word on, switched to, (the best reference to get students to build vocabulary yet most have no idea what a thesaurus is), and found "eminent". Close. OK, my followers, please add your suggestions.

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