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)

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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)

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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

(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 – 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)

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Favorite Word – 26 June 2021

I adore this word. I don’t know why, just the sound of it, I guess. Certainly not for the meaning. I’ve been around some people who wereย obstreperous, and it’s not usually much fun.

๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

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


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” ๐Ÿ˜ฒ). 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 – 19 June 2021

I cannot remember when or how I learned this word (however, it does sort of match my memory LOL). And I don’t think I’ve (yet) used it in my writing, but who knows?

farrago

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


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” ๐Ÿ˜ฒ). 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 – 12 June 2021

A day late, but to make up for it, let’s have some fun! How about a three-fer?

Here is this week’s word:

ascetic

Not to be confused with aceticย or aesthetic.

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


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” ๐Ÿ˜ฒ). 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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New Review of the Sword’s Edge omnibus!

Another reader who specifically mentions Pernโ€”and also Stargateโ€”in her review of the Sword’s Edge omnibus. ๐Ÿ™‚

Delightful blend of fantasy and sci-fi

I thoroughly enjoyed these books, and was super glad I picked up the omnibus version with three books in one, since I wound up binging the whole thing in one weekend. While the story has you invested in current events, it dips teasingly into the mysterious history and has you wondering and guessing about what went on long ago. The characters all have distinct personalities and growth arcs, and they are easy to care about. Each book’s ending feels a bit abrupt and something of a tease, but the ones that follow pick up right where the previous books left off. I certainly hope there will be more books to follow as I’ve gotten quite attached to several of the characters and want to read more of their story.

If you have enjoyed things like The Dragonriders of Pern or Stargate, I think you will love these books as well. There is nothing overly lewd or graphic, and the content is probably at a mild PG-13 level.

If that review piques your interest, you can buy the Sword’s Edge omnibus in many ebook formats.

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Favorite Word – 5 June 2021

This word is one I use on a regular basis. It makes me sad how often I have toย elucidate what elucidate means (especially since it’s usually easily understandable from context).

sigh

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


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” ๐Ÿ˜ฒ). 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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