Favorite Word – 4 July 2020

Considering that in the US at least, this weekend folks are going to enjoy (or for some, not enjoy) lots of loud noises, I thought this word was appropriate:

cacophony

Come one – share some of your favorite words! Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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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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Favorite Word – 27 June 2020

I would have thought I had used this week’s word in something I wrote; I know I certainly had plenty of opportunity, given some of the bad guys and really sticky situations in my books. To have not yet used this word is just an egregious act on my part.

Come one – share some of your favorite words! Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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


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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Favorite Word – 20 June 2020

This week’s word is laid back and mellow. In fact, it doesn’t really care about much of anything at all.

insouciance

Why not share some of your favorite words? Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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


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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Favorite Word – 13 June 2020

Sometimes you have words which are beautiful to say, lovely to hear, but the meaning is enough to make you grow pale and hope you don’t have nightmares. This week’s word is such a word.

eviscerate

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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


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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Favorite Word – 6 June 2020

This week’s word might be said to describe some of the words shared in these posts.

abstruse

Although similar, abstruse and obtuse do have different meanings.

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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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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Favorite Word – 30 May 2020

Once again, no remembrance of when I first discovered this word, but I used it this week in conversation was stopped and asked for its meaning. (And no, I will not give context as to what I was referring. 😉 )

draconian

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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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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Favorite Word – 23 May 2020

I cannot remember when I first read this word, but I believe it was in an Agatha Christie novel. I do know I was a kid.

I had to stop and say it a few times because it rolled so deliciously off my tongue. Then I had to look it up to make certain the meaning I gleaned from context was correct:

obfuscate

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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


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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