Word of the Day

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Word of the Day – Acarophobia

Reading Time: 1 minute  Ever get the creepy-crawlies (not to be confused with the heeby-jeebies) when you see a bunch of bugs squiggling and squirming around? I believe everybody just answered yes. That could be today’s word of the day: acarophobia verb: 1. An extreme fear of small insects. 2.

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Word of the Day – Menstruum

Reading Time: 1 minute  Starting this week off on a great note is a word which has its roots in Latin. Menstruum n. A solvent. Usage: “But Ikey was timid, and his hopes remained insoluble in the menstruum of his backwardness and fears.” O. Henry; The Best Short Stories of O. Henry; Modern Library; 1994. Join us on Facebook for

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Word of the Day – Cocksure

Reading Time: 1 minute  Starting this week off on a great note is a word which I pepper throughout my word quite liberally because it makes me chuckle every time that I see it. If you’re not familiar with this one then I urge you to use it

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Word of the Day – Kayfabe

Reading Time: 1 minute  If you have ever been to Mexico to watch a Lucha Libre then you will have seen a fine example of showmanship and… Kayfabe n. (in professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic.   If you want to learn more

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Word of the Day – Foibles

Reading Time: 1 minute  Today’s word of the day is one of my favourite words out there, and I try to drop it into my literature as often as possible. In my opinion, it has gone out of fashion before its time. Enjoy! foibles n. :  Minor weaknesses or eccentricities

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Word of the Day – Vuja de

Reading Time: 1 minute  I am subscribed to a service on Facebook called ‘Shine Text.’ Basically, they send you a message every day with a quote or an inspirational piece of life advice. How to be a Writer is in no way affiliated with them but it’s a

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Word of the Day – Analphabetic

Reading Time: 1 minute  Today is International Literacy Day and that’s why for today’s word of the day I chose: analphabetic adj. 1. Completely lacking in letters 2. Utterly unable to read 700 MILLION people in the world are unable to read a single letter and the vast majority of

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Word of the Day – Googly

Reading Time: 1 minuteI first encountered today’s word of the day when I was playing cricket in the garden with my cousin who was a big fan. Now I still don’t understand cricket but I do know that sports often give birth to some really weird words and that’s

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Word of the Day – Bush League

Reading Time: 1 minute  OK, so when I decided to start a Word of the Day section I knew I had to begin on the right note. I had to set the tone and all that. (Before I begin I would like to say that I get many