Saturday Word of the Day: Panchreston

A/N: So today’s word is a bit of a doozy. *Panchreston: a proposed explanation intended to address a complex problem by trying to account for all possible contingencies but typically proving to be too broadly conceived and therefore oversimplified to be of any practical use. There are many terms and words within the English language … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Panchreston

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Saturday Word of the Day: Craic

A/N: It's a bit late, and I'm doing it from my phone so please excuse how short today's word of the day is and any errors it may be riddled with. *Craic: Fun and entertainment, especially good conversation and company. "Ugh, I miss dormitory life." "Really? What exactly do you miss about it? The crappy … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Craic

Saturday Word of the Day: Gramarye

A/N: For this particular word I decided to revisit one of my favourite characters and settings; for more on Witchbane Academy and Danica be sure to check out the following stories: Galoot, Cackleberry, Boobook, Astir and One-Word Inspiration *Gramarye: Occult learning; magic. This was the day she had been waiting for, she could feel the excitement bubbling over … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Gramarye

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Minor Technicality

Prompt: Minor Technicality Word Limit: 240 words “Whoo! Yes, I am GRADUATING!” Whoohoo, yeah!” Killian woops with joy, as she runs down the dormitory hall. “Only because of a minor technicality.” George trails behind her. “Minor-schminer, who cares if it’s a technicality? I’m GRADUATING!” retorts Killian, not even bothering to turn around. “Yeah, George, who … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Minor Technicality

Saturday Word of the Day: Sententious

*Sententious: abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims A/N: I have no idea how to correctly use this word so this’ll be short The Prime Minister’s speech was sententious and long. Owen looked at the computer screen, tried to will his fingers to type more but just couldn’t find the words. Why had he decided to … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Sententious

Saturday Word of the Day: Plisky

*Plisky: a mischievous trick; practical joke; prank. Anya was always worried the children would play a plisky on her, especially come April 1st. They were rambunctious and loud, they were little terrors as all the villagers would say. As their school teacher Anya was meant to have some kind of control, but secretly she feared … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Plisky

Saturday Word of the Day: Laterigrade

*Laterigrade: having a sideways manner of moving, as a crab. “Now children gather round it’s time for surface lessons, pay close attention as you’ll need to know all of this to pass the test. And you all know what happens if you don’t pass the test.” “We don’t get to visit the surface.” “That’s right … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Laterigrade

Saturday Word of the Day: Amphiboly

*Amphiboly: ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than the meaning of the words It was very hard to understand Ewan, especially because he always seemed to use amphiboly. This made it maddeningly hard for any of his teachers to mark him appropriately, for he always seemed to be contradicting himself … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Amphiboly

Saturday Word of the Day: Cackleberry

*Cackleberry: a hen's egg used for food A/N: A few spelling and grammar edits needing doing as I wrote this on my phone at work. [Checkout Galoot, Boobook, Astir and One-Word Inspiration posts for more of Witchbane Academy and its Alumni] "Welcome to your first official potions class ladies, my name Professor Aria Salmanda. I'll be … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Cackleberry