Word of the Day: Zaftig

Today’s word I’ve only heard about on the internet as a friend’s username.  So I’m going to completely botch my effort at an intelligent use of the word in a complete sentence.  I’m okay with this because this is a weird word but very fun. (It is such a fun word that auto-correct wants me […]

Word of the Day: Cabal

This word is just plain fun to say.  It even sounds mysterious, really.  I think it is entirely underused.  I know it is in my own work. “The den was forfeited to the cabal of teenagers for their D&D afternoon.” Cabal – noun 1:  the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united […]

Word of the Day: Verbose

It’s the word of the day.  I had to use this one at some point! Just getting it out of the way… 🙂 “Not feeling particularly verbose, she replied with only a nod of her head.” Verbose – adjective 1):  containing more words than necessary :  wordy ; also :  impaired by wordiness 2):  given […]

Word of the Day: Dayspring

This word is ridiculously poetic and it caught my attention.  I’m sure I must have heard it before, but I didn’t remember it.  According to the Google graphic on the word, it was at its heyday around the year 1900, which sounds about right to me. “Who would have expected a chance meeting in an […]

Word of the Day: Veridical

Yup, that’s right folks.  Veridical.  That isn’t a misspelling, despite how angrily my auto-correct is trying to fix it.  Personally, I think it falls under the category of “Words Not to Use” because it will very easily throw a reader out of a sentence if they’re any good at spelling. The origins of the words […]

Word of the Day: Cadence

Vocabulary is a writer’s best friend.  Mine is sadly lacking.  (My grammar is worse, but my vocab list is pretty short.) So! Here’s a word to think about today, maybe use it somewhere if it’s useful. “The cadence of her footsteps on the marble flooring heralded trouble on the way.” Cadence: noun 1) a :  […]