EXERCISE 5 Word Challenge #13

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by October Knight, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Vocabulary Challenge
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    This challenge is to help strengthen your vocabulary. You'll learn new words and how to use them in roleplay posts, stories, poems, etc!

    1. Aim for a minimum of 1-3 paragraphs. If you'd like to write more than that, then go for it!
    2. Make sure you use each word in your post. Be as creative as you'd like.
    3. Style the writing like you would for a story. It can be describing a setting, or written from the perspective of a character. Whatever you feel would work the best.
    4. Have fun with this, of course!

    The Words:

    • Abase - (v.) To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade
    • Datum - (n.) A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
    • Dauntless - (adj.) Fearless.
    • Tincture - (N.) A solution of alcohol and water, containing animal, vegetable or chemical drugs.
    • Disjunctive - (adj.) Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
  2. Things had been going well for Adam. He was nearing the end of his research project, which he had been working on for almost four years now. It had all started with the testing of several different tinctures, each one almost indistinguishable from the others, with the amounts of water and alcohol used to dilute the drugs being the only difference between the liquids in each vial. The end goal of the project was to determine whether or not LSD could make the user hallucinate the future, with minimal side-effects, and while everyone had told him that he was ridiculous for even attempting such a strange research project, he had remained dauntless of the immense task ahead of him.

    The trials had all gone swimmingly, now the only task that remained was sorting through all of his research data to find that one piece of datum that would confirm his hypothesis and give him validity in the community. For that he had a research assistant, someone who, for the most part, he had treated as an equal while performing the tests on their subjects. They had joked around like friends, and even spent time together outside of the lab. This had the unfortunate side effect of making his assistant feel like an equal, and one day his assistant had asked to be credited as a co-researcher. That had pissed Adam off, and he started wearing epaulets on his lab coat in an attempt to be more disjunctive. When that didn't work, he ordered his assistant to do all the bitch work, effectively abasing him. In the end, it had cost him a friend.

    Awesome words!