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  • 'apposite' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apposite
    'kompromat' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kompromat

    These words I've been learning from this show I've been watching. 👀 Also, 'palaver' (which I learned from my current read the other day) got used in this last episode I watched too.

  • 'reconnoiter' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reconnoiter
    'trundle' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trundle

    First one's from a show I'm watching. Second one's from the book I'm reading and seems like another highly useable verb in writing. 🤔

  • So I was going through currently free books and:




  • Words of the day that could make you sound smarter xD :

    'palaver' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palaver
    'profligate' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profligate

    First one was from book I've been reading (and still not sure how committed to it I'm gonna be) and the second one is from this video game in this video:

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    Just finished reading 'Decimus Fate and the Butcher of Guile' (https://a.co/d/6JjkoSY)~ Was a fun, easy read like the first book. I've had my fill, though, of simpler prose and indie books 😅; maybe I'll actually commit to a reread of at least the first LOTR book, and then I'll see what I read afterward. 🤔 Or I'll read this other indie(?) book which is an anthology of short stories, iirc. Already have it downloaded on my app.

    There are only these two Decimus Fate books so far so I'll have to keep an eye out for future releases, as the story teased future plots. 👀

    Caerulean Just wanted to mention here just in case anyone else noticed: for the record, I did notice that I misspelled 'Butcher' in my PawPrints entry. 😆
    Nov 27, 2023

  • I haven't seen this word in a long time. 👀 It deceptively looks like it's not that rarely used a word.

    'disabuse' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disabuse

    Oh my gosh, the example sentence in the entry:

    "let me disabuse you of your foolish notions"

    What a badaxe thing to say. xD Never would have expected something so quotable from a dictionary.

  • Caerulean
    Nov 19, 2023

    Found this so good:

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  • Caerulean
    Nov 17, 2023

    I finally finished the almost 9-hour FNAF lore video (xD) and this word was used twice in the last hour(?):

    'pastiche' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pastiche

    Have seen it before but never knew what it meant. :3

  • Oop, another word post too soon.

    I'd seen this one before (but first time posting it). 🤔 Maybe this time I'll remember what it means.

    'exigent' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exigent

  • I was watching this 9-hour FNAF video (which I clearly can't finish in one sitting lol) and I started to settle and lie down in bed 'cause I was getting sleepy and it was getting late, and I fell asleep for a bit and now I'm back awake at midnight. 😅

    I had left this tab open for a word that was used (in the video), which I did not quite know existed:

    'contemporaneous' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/diction ... mporaneous

  • Me writing down a joke to be used later in my WIP series: "I hate it so much. 😂"

  • Word of the Day~

    'fugue' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugue

    Been reading the second Decimus Fate book and there's quite a vocab usage in there.

    spottedpebble Ooh!
    Nov 15, 2023

  • Y'all have probably seen this but:

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  • Caerulean
    Nov 7, 2023

    I'm definitely forgetting what this one means...

    'fuliginous' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuliginous

    Caerulean Watched an episode of His Dark Materials and I'm adding this here:

    'prevaricate' -- https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prevaricate

    Nov 7, 2023

  • Finally finished 'Protectors of Pretanni: Becoming A Druid'! (https://t.co/uwWO5jj650) Took me, like, three months 'cause I have been so... 'distracted' and, I guess, just generally undisciplined when it came to reading regularly.

    I liked it enough. The prose (I'd mentioned this previously) needed more polishing. The characters were well-written, I think. The protagonist was a bit annoying at the beginning and then grew on me as he more or less matured. I took an issue with his lack of reaction on-page to a certain 'important event'. I just needed more emotion from in general regarding that 'event' and honestly the other 'events' as well.

    I enjoyed the plot too. The pacing seemed all right, though the beginning chapters - based on writing advice I've seen - would probably be considered too slow, as the 'main' plot doesn't start until after. The ending was satisfactory, I think.

    Overall, it was a liked-it-but-didn't-love-it-but-would-still-recommend-to-the-right-people read. It's historical fantasy, I think, and it's about druids~ I'll put a pin on the second (and last, it seems?) book, which I already have as I got both for free. (Aha! You thought I forgot my free books obsession? Well, I kinda did until days ago. lol But shoutout again to https://www.ereaderiq.com/ - a site where you can find and track discounted e-books, up to 100% off! >:D)

    *Oh hey, if you're interested, the first book is only $1 currently, at least in my region?

    Maybe I'll finally read the second Decimus Fate book next. 🤔 Or, I don't know, I'll probably ponder my options for a good while again like last time. 😅

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    Oh oh! Happy Review Day, y'all~

Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise? I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic he could save others from death, but not himself.
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