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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

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berate
  • To scold severely or angrily.

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

Art Prompt: Berate

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bombast
  • Pompous or pretentious speech or writing.

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

Art Prompt: Bombast

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

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

Art Prompt: Self-aggrandizement

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garrulous
  • Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative.
  • Wordy.

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

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel when you are around a garrulous friend?

Art Prompt: Garrulous

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mien
  • air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone in the news and what their mien shows you about them.

Art Prompt: Mien

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daymare
a distressing experience, similar to a bad dream, occurring while one is awake.
an acute anxiety attack.

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

Journaling Prompt: Do you take naps? If so, do you ever dream during your naps?

Art Prompt: Daymare

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inexorable adjective
  • unyielding; unalterable: an inexorable truth; inexorable justice.
  • not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about something that you refuse to compromise about.

Art Prompt: Inexorable

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inculcate

  • To teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction.

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Journaling Prompt: Write about something you learned through repetition and how you felt about that learning process. 

Art Prompt: Repetition

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gourmand
  • One who eats to excess.
  • A lover of good food.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about your relationship with food.

Art Prompt: Gourmand

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