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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.

jocund (adj)
  • Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.

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

Journaling Prompt: When do you feel jocund?

Art Prompt: Jocund

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

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hugger-mugger (n)
  • A disorderly jumble; muddle; confusion.
  • Secrecy; concealment.
  • Confused; muddled; disorderly.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about a hugger-mugger in your life.

Art Prompt: Hugger-mugger

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

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blandishment
  • Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement — often used in the plural.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about the most flattering thing anyone ever said to you.

Art Prompt: Blandishment

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

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raconteur (n)
  • One who excels in telling stories and anecdotes.

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

Journaling Prompt: Who is your favorite storyteller? What makes their stories so special to you?

Art Prompt: Raconteur

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

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sardonic (adj)
  • Scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone you know who is sardonic.

Art Prompt: Sardonic

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

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berate
  • To scold severely or angrily.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about how you felt when being berated. How do you cope with angry people?

Art Prompt: Berate

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

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bombast
  • Pompous or pretentious speech or writing.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone you think is bombastic and how you feel about what they say.

Art Prompt: Bombast

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


self-aggrandizement
  • the act of increasing one’s own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when someone you know engages in self-aggrandizement.

Art Prompt: Self-aggrandizement

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

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