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)

๐Ÿ˜Ž

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

Favorite Word – 24 July 2021

Now this is a word I use in every day speech. I like it. And it’s what we do at my job as a gymnastics coach. You have to inculcate kids if they’re going to learn gymnastics properly: repetition, both in skills and safety.

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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

Favorite Word – 17 July 2021

This is something I learned in repertory theatre, waaaay back when the earth was young and dirt was a new thing. But I only recently found out the word that describes it:

enjambment

(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 – 10 July 2021

I learned this word as it relates to legal situations, so perhaps it’s more well known and used by lawyers? Praps, my precious?

vitiate

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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 – 3 July 2021

If you don’t know the meaning of this word, what might you guess it means? One person suggested it meant a bit too much to drink. Another, perhaps a greeting. So what might I mean if I wish you aย salubriousย weekend?

(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