Wonderful Words

Words not often used 2:09

This week is as chaotic in unique words as previous weeks. Lol! Yup, no real theme here. I haven’t had a #99words #flashfiction post on my Instagram in a while. Maybe I should make these words my prompts…hmmm I like that idea… Anyways, enjoy with me! vociferous – marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry; conspicuously and offensively loud;…

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Wonderful Words

Words not often used 02:08

This week’s words were inspired from all sorts of articles I read in the newspaper, information leaflets etc. during our trip to London. We were taught British English in school and to this day my vocabulary in every day use feels a bit more formal that what we read in books and hear in movies. Whenever my work gets edited…

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Wonderful Words

Words not often used 02:07

This week I have a few odd words, some made up and made famous by some prominent people and others more popular words in the written language. flummoxing – to confuse someone so much that they do not know what to do (e.g. Anyone not knowing the story would have been completely flummoxed) covfefe – “(n.) When you want to…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:06

Halo from my brand new spot on the world wide web. It has been a very educational experience to convert from a wordpress.com site to a self hosted site. It is not quite as similar to my wordpress.com site as I thought it would be. But alas. I am learning a lot and that is worth it to me. I…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:04

Here are some more words that surprised me this week with interesting meanings. As a writer and a general word nerd, I find words fascinating. And beautiful and all those lyrical things. Enjoy! boughs a large branch of a tree fetters LITERARY to keep someone within limits or stop them from making progress (e.g. He felt fettered by a nine-to-five…

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Wonderful Words

Word not used very often 01:08

I read daily with my kiddos and by myself. Maybe one day I can say the same about writing…We find many words not very common or familiar to us. Usually, I just grab the dictionary or add it to my personal register of words. (I am however trying to get rid of my paper notes) The WP app is always…

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Wonderful Words

Words not used very often 01:06

I read daily with my kiddos and by myself. We find many words not very common or familiar to us. Or just plain old beautiful! Usually, I just grab the dictionary or add it to my personal register of words. Enjoy parasol – light umbrella giving shelter from the sun (e.g. She studied the gentlemen playing cricket from under her…

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Wonderful Words

Words not used very often 01:04

The novelty of school holidays have worn off again and I have some words I want to remember again. We usually read daily but the holidays hampered my routine a bit. We usually find many words not very common or familiar to us. Usually, I just grab the dictionary or add it to my personal register of words. (I am…

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Wonderful Words

Words not used very often 01:03

The novelty of school holidays have worn off again and I have some words I want to remember again. We usually read daily but the holidays hampered my routine a bit. We usually find many words not very common or familiar to us. Usually, I just grab the dictionary or add it to my personal register of words. (I am…

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Wonderful Words

Words not used very often 01:02

Some more of our words that made me reach for the dictionary. Enjoy fain  dudgeon (old-fashioned) in an angry or offended mood, and showing other people that you are angry (e.g. My son stomped away in high dudgeon.) aire  dogged (approving) showing determination; not giving up easily (e.g. His dogged determination solved the mysterious murder.) futurity  (rare, formal) the time…

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