Favorite Word – 23 October 2021

I decided to use a word I have known for a long time and have rarely heard used. Iย think I learned it from an Agatha Christie novel, but I could be mistaken. All I know is that I’ve known this word since I was a kid.

I even did a tongue-in-cheek naming of a character using this word:

tontine

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. ๐Ÿ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 9 October 2021

Considering it’s October, and things tend to be darker and even slightly spooky at times, I thoughtย tenebrousย was an appropriate word.

What do you think?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 25 September 2021

Surprisingly, I found out recently that several people I was talking to didn’t know this word. If you’re involved in any type of health care, you should, but these folks weren’t, and didn’t know the word.

emetic

Soโ€”do you know this word? I’d like to take a poll and see how many do know it or not, so please, you can comment here or send me a message.

Are there any words you commonly use that other people either don’t know, or that they make fun of you for using?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 18 September 2021

I learned this word reading Professor J.R.R. Tolkien’s letters. Which makes sense because I recently found out he coined it. He loved words (in case you didn’t know) and could utilize them better than almost anyone I’ve ever read! What is the word? I’m glad you asked!

eucatastrophe

Are there any words you commonly use that other people either don’t know, or that they make fun of you for using?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 11 September 2021

Now we come to a lovely word that is not used often enough! I admit I do not really use this word; it has been in my vocabulary for decades and yet sits to the side, neglected.

It was brought to mind as I recently read something Professor J.R.R. Tolkien wrote. Nowย thereย was a man who had a beautiful, amazing vocabulary! โค

calumny

Are there any words you commonly use that other people either don’t know, or that they make fun of you for using?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 4 September 2021

I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to find out I didn’t not even have this word in my queue as a Favorite Word. And it’s one I’ve known since I was a kid. I don’t use it as often as I would like because, honestly, most folks just blink and give me a deer-in-the-headlights stare.

As I was writing a scene, the word just flowed from my fingers. I stopped and considered:ย  Do I use this word in this scene? It’s a word I like, a word I actually use (albeit not often). Butโ€”is it a word that fits the character using it?

You will have to wait and see if this word makes in the final draft:

propinquity

Are there any words you commonly use that other people either don’t know, or that they make fun of you for using?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 28 August 2021

I was shocked to find I had not already used this word for my blog. It’s definitely a word I use often, twice today as a matter of fact. So I thought I should correct that oversight.

exacerbate

Are there any words you commonly use that other people either don’t know, or that they make fun of you for using?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,  the local library indulged my addiction to books, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 14 August 2021

This word is fun! And so rare it’s not even in many dictionaries. But it’s a valuable term, at least if you’ve even been the victim of this, you might think so. If you are in the presence of someone who is sialoquent, you can tell them so but in a much more eloquent way.

What do you think?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction to books, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

๐Ÿ˜Ž

Favorite Word – 7 August 2021

I learned this word from Monty Python. If you don’t know which skit, let me know, and I’ll give you the title and you can look it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

expurgate

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction to books, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 31 July 2021

So let’s see… Do you know the meaning of this week’s word, or will you admit you don’t, orโ€”will youย surreptitiouslyย look up the word and pretend you knew it all along?

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,ย  the local library indulged my addiction to books, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

๐Ÿ˜Ž