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Friday, December 18, 2009

Word of the Day!

paroxysm [pair-uhk-siz-uhm]
1. (Medicine) A sudden attack, intensification, or recurrence of a disease.
2. Any sudden and violent emotion or action; an outburst; a fit.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sketch #14

By Tres Crow

It was a heated debate
Both sides were right
They argued for borders
They argued for nothing

If there’s another way
I’ll buy it
I see no other way
Except through buying

There was a heated debate
Both sides spoke through visionaries
They wanted their borders
To reflect their bodies

Word of the Day!

plenary [plee-nuh-ree; plen-uh-ree]
1. Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
2. Fully attended by all qualified members.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Refuge of Delayed Souls

There are myriad ways that authors are using the internet, and blogging specifically, to get their work out there, but up to this point, this is one of the most interesting. Fiction author Miladysa has/is created(-ing) a generation-spanning story on her blog Refuge of Delayed Souls where she has been spinning out the yarn over two years, one blog post at a time. Don't be deterred by the head start she's gotten, she only posts every other day, so start at the beginning and before you know it, you'll be caught up in no time.

Bravo, Miladysa. Keep up the good work.

Word of the Day!

descry [dih-skry]
-transitive verb
1. To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
2. To discover by observation; to detect.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Word of the Day! Test

You know the drill: five questions all pertaining to past WOTDs. Tell the world how you did in the comments section.

1. A beginner in learning; a novice.
A. tyro
B. lambent
C. toothsome
D. gregarious

2. Protean means readily assuming different shapes or forms.
A. True
B. False

3. Is chary used correctly in the following sentence? He was a chary man, always dancing about and spending his money frivolously.
A. True
B. False

4. A person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others.
A. obloquy
B. peccadillo
C. prolix
D. busybody

5. To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
A. busybody
B. ululate
C. fecund
D. irony

Word of the Day!

myrmidon [mur-muh-don; -duhn]
1. (Capitalized) A member of a warlike Thessalian people who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy.
2. A loyal follower, especially one who executes orders without question.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Word of the Day!

numinous [noo-min-us; nyoo-]
1. Of or pertaining to a numen; supernatural.
2. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.
3. Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.