Lady Rougepen Says: A Vocabulary Bouquet


Sonorous – resonant or deep in sound

Example: Gulls cawed a sonorous chorus on the beach.

Edema – to fill with fluid; swell

Example: It’s advised that you rest a limb in an elevated position, if you have edema in it.

Acerbic – sharp or harsh; bitter

Example: Sandra is known for her acerbic wit.

Aphorism – a brief, succinct statement or observation

Example: The aphorism “Eat, drink, and be merry” is from pharaoh Imhotep.

Arcane – obscure or esoteric

Example: The boys wouldn’t let anyone enter the clubhouse without doing the arcane handshake they invented.

Dilatory – wasting time, or causing delay

Example: Jeff did dilatory things, such as read comic books, before getting to his chores.

Effulgent – glowing, or shining

Example: Neon lights’ effulgent beams decorated the busy Friday night in the city.

Ossified – to become bone-like; rigid

Example: The aquarium floor was decorated with ossified wood to give it a more natural look.

Lachrymose – weepy; to cause sorrow

Example: Terms of Endearment is a notoriously lachrymose movie.

Abnegation – denial; to refuse personal responsibility

Example: The politician was not reelected, due to his many abnegations when he was in office his first term.

Hoarfrost – the fuzzy frost that forms from dew

Example: Hoarfrost on leaves is always an enchanting sight on winter mornings.

Celerity – swift, or rapid

Example: When I realized that the store would close in one hour, I jumped in my car with celerity.

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

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