Tag Archives: 2014

A-to-Z: Zakuska

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Zakuska: (Russian, noun) an hors d’oeuvre; a snack; a bite.

A perfect zakuska for a hot sweltering day is this rainbow fruit kabob.  It’s even grillable!

kakuska


A-to-Z: Yare

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Yare: (archaic, adjective) ready; prepared; nimble, quick, agile, lively.

Do you remember the nursery rhyme, “Jack be Nimble?”

It wouldn’t be quite as fun to say “Jack be yare…” now would it?

yare


A-to-Z: Xanthic

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Xanthic: (adjective) of or pertaining to a yellow or yellowish color

Here is a beautiful bit of xanthic nature for your muse…

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or perhaps you’d prefer a little xanthic fire?

xanthic


A-to-Z: Welkin

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Welkin: (noun) the sky, heavens, or upper air.

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Writing Challenge: Create a limerick using the today’s work. (Bad puns are acceptable.)
If you need help rhyming, try the android app,  B-Rhymes.


A-to-Z: Verisimilitude

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Verisimilitude: (noun) the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood.

verisimilitude

Writing Challenge: Write a dialogue involving your MC using verisimilitude to evade an unpleasant question.


A-to-Z: Ugsome

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Ugsome: (adjective [oh the horrors!]) horrid; loathsome.

ugsome

Writing Challenge: Explain in 500 words or less something particularly ugsome to your MC.


A-to-Z: Trachle

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Trachle: (noun) an exhausting effort, especially walking or working.

trachle

Writing Challenge: Write a short scene using the word of the day and the picture above.


A-to-Z: Rifacimento


After much thought, this week’s theme is Writing Challenges.
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he rules are simple, either use the word of the day directly or its meaning in the challenge presented.
Have fun and thanks for visiting!

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Rifacimento: (noun) a recast or adaptation, as of a literary or musical work.

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Writing Challenge:  Take a beloved children’s Golden Book story, such as “The Little Engine that Could”, and write your own version.


A-to-Z: Quillet

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Quillet: a subtlety or quibble.

There once was a man who gushed
His quillet with fish was thus:
“They wiggle and squirm
On the hook, like a worm!
They really are not worth the fuss.”


A-to-Z: Pokelogan

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Pokelogan: marshy or stagnant water that has branched off from a stream or lake.

There once was a smelly pokelogan
that came from the town of Hoboken.
It started pristine
but now is gangrene.
The houses around it, all broken.


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