Word to the Wise

Are there words that tickle your fancy? Puzzle you? Inspire you? I’m terrible about follow-through but I thought it’d be fun to try Wordy Wednesdays, where we can increase our vocab each week.

In the words of Jimmy Stewart from my favorite movie of all time*, “Are you game, Violet?”

Here’s my first contribution:

tatterdemalion (which means shabby)

Anyone want to try to use it in a sentence?

*It’s a Wonderful Life

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  1. Kate Higgins

    My favorite word is “Onomatopoeia” – roar, oink meow, clink, purr, hiccup, rrriiipppppp!
    Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Where would we writers be without it! I even like saying it.

  2. Kirby Larson

    Well done, Bandit’s Pack! Ten points for your team!

    And, Kate, I, too, love onomatopoeia — it’s the cat’s meow!