Saturday Word of the Day: Decorous

*Decorous: characterised by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc. Graduates of Thimbelton were often stereotyped as being decorous. Matthew had no intention of fitting in with that perception, rather he sought to be the complete opposite. -END-

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Saturday Word of the Day: Squiz

*Squiz: a quick, close look “There’s something wrong with my phone,” “Oh yeah?” “Yeah, it’s just not working properly.” “Hmm, let me take a squiz at it.” “Are you sure? Do you think you can fix it?” “Not sure, just pass it over so I can have a look.” “Okay.” -END-

Saturday Word of the Day: Hypnopedia

*Hypnopedia: sleep learning. The people of Aurus 12 were highly intelligent, but also rather relaxed. Their rainbow coloured skin and big doe eyes attracted many a species’ gazes but their wits proved to be too much for anyone that tried to make them slaves. When Earthlings first came across the Aurisians they were instantly enamoured. … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Hypnopedia

Saturday Word of the Day: Carte blanche

*Carte blanche: unconditional authority; full discretionary power. Velo had been given carte blanche over the trial, there was no jury. Mella's life laid in his hands, actions would be taken on his opinion of events. There was a lot to consider, contradicting accounts and information to examine, but yet none of that really mattered. All … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Carte blanche

Saturday Word of the Day: Amour-Propre

A/N: Just a quick piece today as I'm very tired; I spent the whole day volunteering in the Friar's Folly Tavern at the Abbey Medieval Festival. *Amour-propre: self-esteem; self-respect “Come on love show us a trick then!” “No, I don’t think I’ll be doing that thank you very much!” “Aww, don’t be shy love we … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Amour-Propre

Saturday Word of the Day: Plantigrade

*Plantigrade: walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears. Echo found it strange that the Narripsans didn’t walk plantigrade, as she did. Yet they had designed her to walk as such and yet also created her in their image. When she encountered her first human she was delighted by the fact … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Plantigrade

Saturday Word of the Day: Armamentarium

A/N: Just a very short piece today for a very long word. *Armamentarium: the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties. Surely there is no better armamentarium for teaching the next generation than a library, with books on every topic to feed any craving for knowledge and books … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Armamentarium

Saturday Word of the Day: Backstairs

*Backstairs: secret, underhanded, or scandalous: backstairs gossip. “OH my gosh, can you believe what Delilah was up to?” “I know, I honestly expected so much more from her.” “Wait, what did she do?” “You hadn’t heard? Well, she was seen with a certain unsavoury_” “OH MY GOD STOP! Just stop, I won’t be part of … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Backstairs

Saturday Word of the Day: Stanchless

*Stanchless: Incessant: a stanchless torrent of words. Cindy had a habit of rambling when she was anxious, a habit that frankly, Richard didn’t care for. Her stanchless droning was ever so irksome and he considered it a mystery how he had lived with it for so long before moving out. The two siblings were as … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Stanchless

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Constant Headache

Prompt: Constant Headache Word Limit: 150 words The drilling had been going on for three months now, three very long months. Ever since it had started Aaron had been dealing with constant headaches. It was only meant to take a couple of weeks, the massive drill would pierce the fossil coverage and then miners would … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Constant Headache