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. 😉)


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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2 thoughts on “Favorite Word – 28 August 2021

  1. Ooo, I like exacerbate, both in writing and in real life. It strikes a balance between unique and non-bombastic.

    Though for some reason when I use it in writing, I tend to always type ‘exar…’ before correcting my mistake.

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    • Isn’t it just a lovely word, Stuart? I love that you have trouble with typing it correctly. I have a few of those myself. Perhaps I should add that detail when I’m posting those words! Thanks for the idea!

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