Today’s Word: scheme

January 28, 2017 =========

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A scheme is someone’s plan for achieving something. It could also be called a plan, a proposal, a strategy, a system, or even a tactic. Interestingly, this word sometimes has a negative nuance. For example, you might hear people talking about a “get-rich-quick scheme” or about tourists being vulnerable to scams and schemes by criminals while on vacation.

My advice then, is to use “plan” rather than “scheme” when you are talking about how you plan to reach your goals… unless of course you *are* talking about a get-rich-quick scheme! Then of course, feel free to use the word scheme. Ha ha 🙂