Favorite Word – 1 January 2022

I learned today’s word years ago from The Lord of the Rings.

It’s a simple word and so lovely, but I cannot say I’ve heard it used outside of literature.

eyotΒ  (also called an ait)

And since I learned the word from Prof. Tolkien’s work, I thought it would be nice to share a screenshot of a couple of lovely eyots from the game The Lord of the Rings Online:

Eyot1

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 25 December 2021

Merry Christmas!

Today’s word is a treatβ€”a present, perhaps. Learning it was a pleasant surprise to me, anyway.

We all have heard paraprosdokians, but how many of us realized there was a word to actually define them?

Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx, Henny Youngman, and even Artistotle are credited with using them!

Learn something new every day, eh?

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 18 December 2021

I recently learned this word from author Sarah A. Hoyt. (Have you read any of her stuff? If not, why not? 🀨 I love her Darkship series! Anyway, on to this week’s Favorite Word!)

estivate

Not as well known as hibernate. At least, not to me.

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 4 December 2021

I’ve known this word for some time, but it cropped up twice within a few days, so I figured it was the right time to use it. The first time it cropped up was in one of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan books, and the second time in a comic strip, which I will share below.

pulchritude

Pulchritudinous

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 27 November 2021

Yet another word I came across while rereading Agatha Christie. And yes, I could be moreΒ sedulousΒ in getting these blog posts out on time!

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 20 November 2021

I just rediscovered this word while rereading Agatha Christie this week. Is the meaning transparent to you?

pellucid

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 13 November 2021

I am figuratively jumping up and down with joy because I learned a new word this week from my pastor! I am joyful and excited!Β  πŸ˜‰

hendiadys

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 6 November 2021

In my current WIP, I use this word and thought it would be appropriate to add to my list, since it is a favorite word. (Yes, I have lots of them, is there something wrong with lots of favorites? πŸ˜‰ )

denizen

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 30 October 2021

Considering this weekend’s ghoulish connotations, I thought miasma was a most appropriate word. πŸ™‚

What do you think?

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎

Favorite Word – 23 October 2021

I decided to use a word I have known for a long time and have rarely heard used. IΒ think I learned it from an Agatha Christie novel, but I could be mistaken. All I know is that I’ve known this word since I was a kid.

I even did a tongue-in-cheek naming of a character using this word:

tontine

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


I love learning new words myself, which is why I do My Favorite Words, and I don’t really get any feedback, but truly I’d love to know if you know the words I share, or if you’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚


I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately,Β  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)

😎