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Word of the Day: Bucolic

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.

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Word of the Day: Sudser

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.

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Word of the Day: Quidnunc

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.

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Word of the Day: Obsolescence

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.