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apogee
  • The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth.
  • The farthest or highest point; culmination.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel when you are furthest away from what you desire?

Art Prompt: Apogee

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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eschew [es-choo] verb (used with object)
  • .to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid: to eschew evil.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What do you eschew?

Art Prompt: Eschew

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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choler
  1. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What irritates you and makes you angry?

Art Prompt: Choler

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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detritus [dih-trahy-tuh s] noun
1.rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice.
2.any disintegrated material; debris.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the detritus you find in your house and neighborhood.

Art Prompt: Detritus

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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sang-froid

  • coolness of mind; calmness; composure:

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you were amazed by someone’s sang-froid.

Art Prompt: Sang-froid

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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cavil (verb)
  • to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about ): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.
  • to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone who is constantly complaining and how you deal with it.

Art Prompt: Cavil
Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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somnolent
  • Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
  • Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: When you are tired and can’t sleep, how do you cope with it?

Art Prompt: Somnolent

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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respite
  • A delay or postponement.
  • A temporary suspension of punishment; reprieve.
  • An interval of rest or relief.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite way to spend a respite.

Art Prompt: Respite

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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miscreant
  • Disbelieving; heretical.
  • Depraved; behaving badly.
  • A disbeliever; a heretic.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your favorite miscreant

Art Prompt: Miscreant

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Use the word of the week in your speech or article.

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panoply
  • a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja’s procession; the panoply of European history.
  • a complete suit of armor.
  • a protective covering.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the most amazing spectacle you’ve ever witnessed.

Art Prompt: Panoply

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.