Word of the Day: Bucolic
What I think it means: Peaceful and idyllic–to be fair, I’m familiar with this one.
What it actually means: of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
Yeah, while this is a familiar word, I don’t really write too many bucolic scenes, since my top preference is for gritty urban fantasy.
Word of the Day: Sudser
What I think it means: Old time word for a barkeep–I’ve heard ale referred to as suds before.
What it actually means: Any movie, play, or the like that’s designed to invoke a tearful response.
I’m still going to use master of the suds at some point instead of barkeep, even if this weird word refers to the lather of a soap opera rather than dispensing dew.
Word of the Day: Quidnunc
What I think it means: I got nothing folks. A hamster?
What it actually means: A person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip
Hunh, go figure. Although, to be perfectly honest, I doubt I’ll be using this word in my writing any time soon.
Word of the Day: Obsolescence
What I think it means: My guess is something having to do with the word obsolete, since they share a root. Chances are, they’re related words.
What it actually means: *shock* the state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete
Ha, I figured! Though, I feel I wouldn’t have much a chance to use this in writing, since most of the time I could find a shorter, more common word to communicate the same concept.