Word Zinger Challenge

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Zorilla, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Hello there.

    So, are you bored of normal speech, tired of using the same droll words and want to add a new spice to your life?

    Look for the Weekly Challenge.

    I will be posting one word once a week, and you, as a writer will try to use that word, it's meanings and conjugations.

    Enhance your vocabulary one week at a time. After all if you spend the week using the word, odds are you'll remember it for the future.


    make your partners happy with descriptive words, not just large ones.
     
  2. Burke:

    VERB

    1. To suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver.

    2.
    To murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence.

    EXAMPLE !:
    Little did he know that by stepping on the butterfly in the past, he had effectively burked all butterfly in the future.

    EXAMPLE 2:
    Angrily gripping and grabbing at the throat, his palms and fingers wrapping around the warm skin burking the victim, leaving no sign of damage.
     
  3. Consortium:

    Noun

    Plural: Consortia

    MEANING:

    1.
    a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.

    2.
    any association, partnership, or union.

    3.
    Law . the legal right of husband and wife to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other: In a wrongful death action the surviving spouse commonly seeks damages for loss of consortium.



    EXAMPLE:

    The Consortium made it's way down the street, their feet moving in unison, scuffing the portions of their rubber soles.
     
  4. Darkle

    VERB

    1: To grow gloomy, gloomy
    2: To appear dark, show indistinctly




    The boy in front of me seemed to darkle with each word he spoke, his parents were gone, there was nothing he could do about it, and it showed on his face.
     
  5. Pleonasm (PLEE Uh Naz UM )

    NOUN

    The use of many words than what is necessary to convey one idea.

    A superfluous word or expression.




    Dougan uses many words where few would do, as if pleonasm were a way of wringing every possibility out of the material he has, and stretching sentences a form of spreading the word.