Favorite Word – 16 May 2020

I can still remember, decades ago, going to the hospital to see my uncle. Before I even got to his room, I could hear him terrorizing the nurses. I rushed in and gave him a dressing down, and his bluster sunk as he wilted down in the bed (I was amazed I was able to do this because I’d only ever seen my mother accomplish such a feat!), and he muttered an apology.

I turned to the nurses and said, “I’m sorry. Thank you for caring for this old curmudgeon!”

The nurses smiled, and one laughed and said, “Boy is that an accurate description!”

And she didn’t know the half of it!

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Deuces Wild (space opera)

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Favorite Word – 9 May 2020

Lookee this fantastic word! I learned it recently in an excellent short story I read. I highly recommend the story, as I do anything by the author – and this word:

cicatrize

I love learning new words! 😎

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Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 2 May 2020

Another fantastic word, and one I’ve found in several novels I’ve read or reread recently, although I don’t remember that I’ve used it (yet?) in my own work. This word has a wonderful history, changing in meaning throughout the years, and appearing in Chaucer and Shakespeare, and even being used in the TV series Westworld.

termagant

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Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 25 April 2020

This lovely word is a favorite of a good and dear friend.

splendiferous

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Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 18 April 2020

This is a word I use quite a bit, as some of my friends will tell you. I know it’s wrong to have this, but I am often guilty of it, and frequently must repent. sigh

Schadenfreude

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Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 11 April 2020

My favorite word this week was one I thought of because I was watching the TV show “Lie to Me.” The character of Cal Lightman is definitely a good example of someone with contumacy!

contumacy

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Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 4 April 2020

I first heard this word (well a derivation) in a Monty Python skit when I was a kid. I wonder if anyone can remember which one had this word in it. Anyone?

Terpsichore

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If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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