Favorite Word – 8 May 2021

A fun word, this. Most folks have seen this but not known the name for it. Very cool word, IMO!

triptych

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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” 😲). 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 – 1 May 2021

Today’s word isn’t a “big” word. It’s only four letters. But many folks haven’t a clue what it is. I’ve used it in my writing and have had readers write me to ask what it means. I’m not sure why since looking up a word is so easy, but oh well:

dray

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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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 24 April 2021

Here’s fun word. It makes disgusting stuff almost sound pretty!  😂 🤣

putrescence

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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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 17 April 2021

I learned this word from Monty Python. I actually have learned quite a few beautiful words from them. Humor and vocabulary: great combo!

vacuous

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 10 April 2021

Not long ago I used this word in conversation, and although the person knew the word, they laughed because they claim they haven’t actually heard it used in a long time. Which is sad. It’s a very nice word; sort of rolls off the tongue. What do you think?

acquiescence

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 3 April 2021

Ah, now this is a word I’ve heard get mixed up with several similar sounding words. If you ask, I might post them as a response, or you might tell me your own guesses. 🙂

provenance

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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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 27 March 2021

Don’t confuse this week’s word, solecism, with a word I’ve previously posted: solipsism.

Not quite the same meaning!  🤭

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 20 March 2021

This is truly a favorite word! I do use it (perhaps over use it?) in conversation and in my books. It’s not a “big” word, but I’m surprised how often folks don’t know what it means.

roil

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 13 March 2021

I recently used this word in conversation and was granted a deer-in-the-headlights response.

Is impolitic really such an unused or “big” word that folks don’t know what it means?

Truly, is it?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


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” 😲). 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)

😎

Favorite Word – 6 March 2021

Our olfactory sense might not be appreciated when taking off dirty socks or being asked to try limburger or trying the famous (or infamous?) durian.

But reverse is true as well. What are some of your favorite olfactory sensations?

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I’ve been accused of stuffing my stories with “big words.” I don’t try to, 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)

😎