Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #476

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

I am beginning to invite others to be the author of a week’s list of words, that means you too! All you have to do is email me at TheHandMaiden_Kathleen@hotmail.com
This week’s words are brought to you by a technical writer who has a love for words just like all of us. And as you will see… he was having a bit of fun. Thank you David Fuller.

  1. Craquelure — A network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting.
  2. Axinomancy — Divination using an axe or hatchet.
  3. Decastich — A ten line poem
  4. Belonephilia — Sexual obsession with sharp objects
  5. Crwth — Welsh six-stringed instrument played with a bow
  6. Recense — To revise critically
  7. Malicent — Lean, excessively
  8. Dactylogram — Fingerprint
  9. Crin — Horse hair fabric
  10. Ranarium — Place where frogs are kept

 


Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #475

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

  1. Sidereal – (sigh-DEER-ee-uhl) 1. Of or pertaining to the stars. 2. Star-like, lustrous, bright.
  2. Oikofugic – (Oy-ko-foo-jick) Characterized by the desire to travel, migrate or play truant.
  3. Refractory – (Re-frack-toh-re) 1. Stubborn or unmanageable. 2. Resistant to a process or stimulus.
  4. Eructation – (eh-rook-tay-shun) 1. Belch; the matter vented from the stomach. 2. The act of belching.
  5. Psephology – (sef-all-uh-gee) The scientific study of elections.
  6. Spiracle – (spear-ah-cull) a small opening by which a confined space has communication with the outer air; an airhole or air-shaft. 2. an opening in the ground affording egress to subterranean vapors or fiery matter; a volcanic vent-hole. 3. a breathing hole or blowhole.
  7. Sesquipedalian – Sess-kwah-pih-day-lee-an. Adj. 1. Of words and expressions: of many syllables. 2. given to using long words.
  8. Enodate – (ee-no-date) To free from knots; figuratively: to unravel, clear of difficulties.
  9. Gallimaufry – (gal-ih-maw-free) 1. A dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a hodge-podge; a ragout. 2. A heterogeneous mixture; a confused jumble; a ridiculous medley.
  10. Delitescent – (dell-ih-tess-unt)1. Lying hid, latent, concealed. 2. The sudden disappearance of a lesion or of the signs and symptoms of a disease.

Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #474

 

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

 

Five Adverbs: a word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc.
And five Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues.

 

  1. Eventually
  2. Primarily
  3. Necessarily
  4. Somewhat
  5. Elsewhere
  6. Baleful: deadly, foreboding
  7. Boorish: crude, insensitive
  8. Crapulous: immoderate in appetite
  9. Mendacious: deceptive
  10. Querulous: cranky, whining

Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #473

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. So let’s try to learn, possibly relearn even, some good noun modifiers:

  1. Zealous: eager, devoted
  2. Wheedling: flattering
  3. Voluble: glib, given to speaking
  4. Uxorious: inordinately affectionate or compliant with a wife
  5. Turgid: swollen, pompous
  6. Trenchant: sharp, penetrating, distinct
  7. Tenacious: persistent, cohesive
  8. Spasmodic: having to do with or resembling a spasm, excitable, intermittent
  9. Sclerotic: hardening
  10. Salubrious: healthful

 


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #472

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

  1. Patriotism
  2. Respect
  3. Tolerance
  4. Fortitude
  5. Prosperity
  6. Contrition
  7. Arbitration
  8. Ridiculous
  9. Temperate
  10. Justification

Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #471

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

  1. Windbag
  2. Fragged
  3. Pyrite
  4. Purpose
  5. Sore looser
  6. Inaugural
  7. Innumerable
  8. Hostile
  9. Spoil-sport
  10. Adjustment

 


Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #470

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put before and after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

  1. Moose
  2. Antler
  3. Horn
  4. Consumption
  5. Jealous
  6. Ideology
  7. Contradiction
  8. Elephant
  9. Donkey
  10. Rhetoric