Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

*single-hearted: sincere and undivided in feeling or spirit; dedicated; not reflecting in mixed emotions. Everything Eliza did, she did single-heartedly and gave her full one hundred percent. To her all things could be viewed in black and white, there was no reason to be divided or conflicted in her emotions. Except lately Damian had been … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

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Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

*Postern: a back door or gate Servants were supposed to enter through the postern, but Mary didn’t like rules. And besides the front door was often unminded if you knew when the head butler was taking his lunch, so it wasn’t like anyone could scold her. “We’re supposed to use the postern, Mary. We’ll get … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

Saturday Word of the Day: Diapason

*Diapason: a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound. Eliza’s first memory was the loud, booming voices of her parents arguing. That’s how her memory process worked, by focusing on sounds. Her first time with a boy was a cacophony of heavy metal blasting through speakers. And her first time with a girl was smooth, baritone … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Diapason

Saturday Word of the Day: Piacular

*Piacular: expiatory; atoning; repartory. “Elisabeth, your word is Piacular.” The judges cast a rather cold glare at the audience as they wait for the ten-year-old to spell out the word. “Uh, can you use it in a sentence?” There’s a small moment of panic as the judges acknowledge the question, they huddle together and whisper … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Piacular

Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

*Caboshed: shown facing forward without a neck, as an animal in heraldry. Varys was never sure what to make of his family heraldry, the large emblazoned shields that adorned every wall within his home. It was a rather garish depiction of a ram’s head caboshed, surrounded by swords and thorns. Of course, everyone in the … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

Saturday Word of the Day: Kyoodle

*Kyoodle: to bark or yelp noisily or foolishly; yap. “What is that racket?” Dominic’s eyes were heavy with sleep, his hair mussed as he staggered into the hallway. “Tis just the dogs,” Elena hummed from the kitchen, ever the early riser. “Well, can’t you make them shut up?” Irene wailed as she exited her room, … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Kyoodle

Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie

*Prima facie: plain or clear; self-evident; obvious. It was going to be a long day, Judy could tell as soon as she entered the office. Bruce and Colleen were locked in an argument over some trivial thing, though it was prima facie they just wanted an excuse to be mad at each other. Yes, it … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie