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Word of the Week – June 26, 2021

Inosculate

Verb

Latin, 17th century

Join by intertwining or fitting closely together.

Example: I often inosculate my dreams with my passion for writing to create unusual tales.

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Word of the Week – June 19, 2021

Irrefragable

Adjective

Latin, 16th century

Not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable.

Example: Voting is an irrefragable right to any democratic society.

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Retro Quote – James Baldwin

“One writes out of one thing only – one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art.”

James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

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Word of the Week – June 12, 2021

Epigrammatic

Adjective

Latin, 17th century

Of the nature or in the style of an epigram; concise, clever, and amusing.

Example: Whether composing short stories or essays, I often rely upon my epigrammatic personality to get my point across.

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Word of the Week – June 5, 2021

Perspicacious

Adjective

Latin, 17th century

Highly perceptive, keen. Discerning, shrewd

Example: My perspicacious nature showed up early in childhood when I began reading around the age of 2.

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Word of the Week – May 29, 2021

Clerisy

Noun

German, 19th century

A distinct class of learned or literary people.

Example: I generally write essays and stories for the clerisy of the world.

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Word of the Week – May 22, 2021

Redivivus

Adjective

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

Come back to life; reborn.

Example: After an hour of exercise, writing in my journal, and a night of solid sleep, I felt a redivivus of my soul.

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Word of the Week – May 15, 2021

Synecdoche

Noun

Late Middle English, 1350s

A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa.

Example: My full name is Jorge Lazaro Alejandro De La Garza, but I often go by the synecdoche of “Chief Writing Wolf”.

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Word of the Week – May 1, 2021

Irrefragable

Adjective

Latin, 16th century

Not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable.

Example: It’s irrefragable that conservative trickle-down economics is not economically productive.

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Word of the Week – April 24, 2021

Entelechy

Noun

Middle English, late 1500s

The supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization. (Philosophy) The realization of potential.

Example: After years of self-doubt, I came to appreciate my own entelechy and could move forward.

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