Lady Rougepen Presents: Vocabulary Bundles

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Surfeit – an excessive amount

Example: The prom dress had a surfeit of ruffles.

Puerile – ridiculous or immature

Example: Susan broke up with John, due to his habit of puerile practical jokes.

Legerdemain – a beguiling sleight of hand

Example: The magician’s legerdemain had us believing that he pulled a dove from a scarf.

Promulgate – to make an idea widely known, or believable

Example: An old wives’ take promulgates that people catch colds from drafts, but science proves it’s really because of a virus.

Grandiloquent – a colorful style of speaking that can be pretentious

Example: Many people were fooled by the con man’s grandiloquent promises, and thus he bilked them out of their life savings.

What are some of your favorite words that are not commonly used? Let’s have a grammar gab!

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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!

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Lady Rougepen Presents: Vocabulary Bundles

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Here’s a gaggle of new words for you:

Ersatz – an inferior imitator.

Example: The jeweler discovered the brooch was set with ersatz stones.

Mawkish – something exaggerated, or unpleasant tasting.

Example: Bailey always brings a mawkish dessert to the potluck, but we take some to spare her feelings.

Elide – to omit or strike out.

Example: Poets often elide syllables for a more sing-song rhythm.

Obstreperous – Rowdy, defiant, or noisy.

Example: The obstreperous man got banned from the restaurant.

Fogbow – an arc of light that’s visible against the fog.

Example: I found the fogbow captivating on this overcast morning.

 

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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!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Fall in Love with Cupidity

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Cupidity means an “intense desire for material things, or greed.” Example: The theme of the 1980s was cupidity and hubris.

The root of that word, “Cupid,” is derived from the god of love in Roman mythology (Eros in Greek mythology). The winged god who shot arrows into hearts was god’s Ares and Aphrodite’s son. He used to be portrayed as an Adonis type with 6-pack abs, but the prim Victorians gave him a makeover, as a cuddly, baby.

Lady Rougepen Says: Rubicund Makes Me Blush

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The word of today is rubicund. It means “reddish” or rosy. Example: Not using sunscreen leaves you with a rubicund complexion if you’re fair.

This word has roots in 15th-century Latin. This word holds a special place in my heart because red is my favorite color! I guess you could figure that out though.

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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!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Meet Metanoia

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The word of today is metanoia. It’s a noun that means “an awakening or epiphany.” Example: My dentist finding three cavities on my last visit was a metanoia that I should cut back on sugar.

“Meta” (Greek) means change. And “noia” means thought. It literally means, “change of thought.” It’s a sister to the word “paranoia,” which loosely means “abnormal thought.”

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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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!

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Lady Rougepen Says: This Word is the Bomb!

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The word of the day is bombinate. It means to “hum or drone.” Example: The bees’ bombinating was telltale of the hive they made in our walls.

The more you know!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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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