Category: words to know

What is verbal diarrhoea?

What is verbal diarrhoea?

1) Careless (or casual) statements.

2) Writing (or talking) a lot and then not editing the result properly.

I think most writers have had that conundrum where they don’t know how descriptive they ought to get and/or how they should introduce a situation or character trait.

For example you could say “Theo has insomnia” or throughout your story you could consistently point out how Theo has trouble sleeping and allow the reader to figure it out for themselves that Theo’s an insomniac.

Hope that makes sense.

victoriousvocabulary: HEART-WHOLE [adjective]…




1. not in love.

2. wholehearted; sincere.

3. stout-hearted.

4. with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion.

Etymology: from Middle
English herte, from Old English heorte, “heart”, from Proto-Germanic *hertô, “heart”, from Proto-Indo-European
*ḱḗr, “heart”.

[Tobe Fonseca]

victoriousvocabulary: UNDIGENOUS [adjective] …




created or generated by water.

Etymology: from New Latin undina, from Latin unda, “a wave” + Greek –genous, “yield or generating”, ultimately from –genēs,“born”.

[Christian Schloe – Water Garden]

victoriousvocabulary: HYPAETHRAL [adjective] 1…




1. wholly or partly open to the sky.

2. not closed in our surrounded or included.

3. Architecture: having no roof.

Etymology: from Latin hypaethrus, “uncovered”, from Greek hupaithros, from hupo-, “under” + aithros, “clear sky”.

[Patrick Kramer / motion by v]

victoriousvocabulary: FRANGIBLE [adjective] ea…




easily broken; breakable; delicate; brittle.

Etymology: from Old French, ultimately from Latin frangere, “to break”.

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victoriousvocabulary: OROGRAPHY  [noun]  the b…




the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains. 

Etymology: from Greek óros, “mountain” + graphein, “to write”.

[Nicole Gustafsson – Island Mountain]

victoriousvocabulary: BREME [adjective] 1. Arc…




1. Archaic (of the weather): stormy; tempestuous; fierce; impetuous; severe.

2. Archaic (of a person): fierce; cruel; keen; alert; sharp.

3. Archaic (of a person): famous; renowned; glorious.

Etymology: from Middle English, from Old English brēme, “famous, glorious, noble”, from Proto-Germanic *brōmiz, “famous”, from *bʰrem-,to make noise”.

[Nick Keller – Knight & Mount]

victoriousvocabulary: somenerv: LÆVITΛS ATOLLE…






1. lifting up; to raise; to direct or carry from a lower to a higher position, to transport by air; to ascend.

2. lifting up, as in a muscle.

Etymology: from Latin attollens past participle of attollere; ad + tollere – to lift.

victoriousvocabulary: DETUNICARE [verb]  to di…




to discover.

Etymology: Latin.

[Brooke Shaden – Discoveries]

victoriousvocabulary: TARDIGRADE [noun] 1. any…




1. any slow moving creature.

2. also called bear animalcule, water bear: any microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water, on mosses, lichens, etc.


3. slow in pace or movement.

4. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Tardigrada.

Etymology: via Latin tardigradus, from tardus (sluggish) + gradī (to walk).

[Black Ink Art – Edward Blossom Back]