Category: words to know

victoriousvocabulary: LUES [noun] 1. a plague …

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LUES

[noun]

1. a plague or disease.

2. a venereal disease such as syphilis.

Etymology: from Latin lues, “plague”.

[Deniart – Pestilence]

victoriousvocabulary: OPHIDIAN [adjective] 1. …

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OPHIDIAN

[adjective]

1. of or pertaining to snakes.

[noun]

2. a snake.

Etymology: from Greek ophidion, from ophis, “snake”.

[Fiona Hsieh]

victoriousvocabulary: IMPAVID [adjective] not …

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IMPAVID

[adjective]

not afraid; fearless; undaunted.

Synonyms include brave, courageous, etc.

Etymology: Latin impavidus.

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victoriousvocabulary: SELENOPHILIA [noun] a lo…

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SELENOPHILIA

[noun]

a love for the moon.

Etymology: from Greek selēnē, “moon” + philia, “love”.

[Shannon Bonatakis – Home]

victoriousvocabulary: ATARAXIA [noun] a Greek …

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ATARAXIA

[noun]

a Greek term used by Pyrrho and Epicurus for a lucid state, characterised by freedom from worry or any other preoccupation; a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity; serenity.

Etymology: from Ancient Greek ἀταραξία (ataraksía), – (a-), “negative prefix” + ταράσσω (tarássō), “trouble, disturb”.

[RHADS – Holiday]

victoriousvocabulary: APRICATE [adjective] to …

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APRICATE

[adjective]

to bask in the sun; to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth generated by the sun.

Etymology: “to bask in the sun,” from Latin apricatus, past participle of apricari, “to bask in the sun,” from apricus, “exposed” (to the sun); perhaps contracted from *apericus, from aperire, “to open.”

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victoriousvocabulary: BICEPHALY [aka DICEPHALY…

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BICEPHALY [aka DICEPHALY]

[noun]

the condition of having two heads.

Etymology: from Ancient Greek dis, “twice” or from Latin bis “twice” + Greek kephalḗ, “head”.

[Robin Eisenberg – Raspberry Beret]

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]…

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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]