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Wednesday’s Word: critique Wat’s it mean?

Critique – /kri teek/ MSWORD’s definition: give review of – to discuss or comment on something such as a creative work, giving an assessment of its good and bad qualities Sentences: My critique partner is Susan Carlisle, writer of medical romance. I’m … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: verve Wat’s it mean?

Verve\vurv\ (noun) MSWORD’s definition: 1. creative enthusiasm 2. vitality M-W’s Word Central: Lively enthusiasm Sentences: She tackled the energetic dance number with verve. Filled with an infectious verve, Sallie charmed the pre-schoolers with ease.

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Wednesday’s Word: copse Wat’s it mean?

Copse\kops\ (adjective) MSWORD’s definition: Grove of small trees. Wood. Thicket. Coppice. Grove M-W’s Word Central: Same as coppice:  a thicket, grove, or growth of small trees Sentences: (From my novella Phantoms & Fantasies) She looked around, not seeing anything but … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: All things Crainesian

Before I moved my blog to WordPress, I used to do an occasional Wednesday’s Word thing, a bit of wordsmithing with words new to me or words I just liked the sound of. This is the first of my Wednesday’s Word posts … Continue reading

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>Wednesday’s Word: truculent Wat’s it mean?

>Truculent \TRUCK-yuh-lunt\ (adjective) MSWORD’s definition:Aggressively or sullenly refusing to accept something to do what is askedHostile, fractious M-W’s Word Central:ready and willing to fight or quarrel Sentences:Because there were several truculent boys in her classroom, Mrs. Baumgartner left the arduous … Continue reading

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>Wednesday’s Word: hoary Wat’s it mean?

>Hoary /\HOR-ee\/ (adjective) MSWORD’s definition:1. Overused: old and stale from overuse2. white with age3. covered with pale, gray, or white hairs M-W.com:1 : gray or white with or as if with age2 : extremely old : ancient The way I’ve … Continue reading

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>Wednesday’s Word: nexus Wat’s it mean?

>Nexus [nek suhs] (noun) MSWORD’s definition:1. A connection or link associating two or more people or things2. a group or series of connected people or things3. the center or focus of something4. a specialized part of the cellular membrane that … Continue reading

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>Wednesday’s Word: lank Wat’s it mean?

>lank / langk/ (adjective)MSWORD’s definition:1. limp and straight2. long and slender M-W’s Word Central:1 : not well filled out : THIN2 : hanging straight and limp without spring or curl The girl’s lank brown hair reminded him of dried tobacco … Continue reading

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>Wednesday’s Word: pneumatic Wat’s it mean?

>pneumatic \noo-MAT-ik\ (adjective) MSWORD’s definition:1. using compressed air2. filled with air (especially compressed air)3. involving compressed gases4. of gasses or wind5. of soul (relating to the soul or spirit) ???6. having air-filled cavities (describes bird’s bones that contain air-filled cavities)7. … Continue reading

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>Wednesday’s Word: complicit Wat’s it mean?

>Complicit \kum-PLISS-it\ (adjective) MSWORD’s definition:Involved in something illegal or wrong.Ex: It was clear that some of the staff were complicit in the attempt to cover up the scandal. M-W’s Word Central:Associating or participating in or as if in a wrongful … Continue reading

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