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Word of the Day: acerbate

Happy Friday! I’ll be working vigorously this evening to publish a grammar-centric post, the first one on my new blog (finally!). I’m hoping to be working a lot this weekend as it is a three day weekend for me, but the outdoors may be too beckoning – we’ll see. 87 more words

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Word of the Day: espouse

espouse (i-SPOUZ)

verb transitive: 1. to adopt or support a cause, idea, belief, etc.
2. to take as spouse: marry

Etymology
From Old French espouser, from Latin sponsare (to betroth), from sponsus (betrothed). 67 more words

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I'm not good at drawing pictures

I’m looking for a new hobby, preferably something that won’t get me into trouble this time (yeah, I am back to being my old self again … thanks for waiting). 159 more words

Idle Thought

Word of the Day: parlay

parlay (PAHR-lay)

verb transitive: 1. to use an initial asset to achieve something more valuable.
2. to gamble an initial stake and winnings on a subsequent bet, race, contest, etc. 78 more words

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A Wordsmith is:

Someone who can inspire awe in others through the use of brilliantly crafted words or phrases

Someone with the ability to effortlessly string together words, no matter their actual meaning, in an instance and in such a way it brings a smile to the faces of those listening, sometimes often laughter or tears of admiration for having heard someone with such an amazing skill. 28 more words

Poetry

Word of the Day: edify

edify (ED-i-fy)

verb transitive: to instruct in order to improve the mind or character

Etymology
Via French from Latin aedificare (to build), from aedis (building) + facere (make). 61 more words

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Laura A. Lord's Of Roots and Wreckage

In Of Roots and Wreckage, Laura A. Lord moves us with the imagery that has come to define her poetry. Whether looking into the brutal truths of where one calls home to moments of reveling in the joy and pain of an aging body – Lord is  to exploring in raw honesty the smallest of moments and describes with startling clarity the mysteries that move and break us. 309 more words

Poetry