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farceur (noun)
  • a writer or director of or actor in farce.
  • a joker; wag.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about a joker you know. How do his/her jokes make you feel?

Art Prompt: Farceur

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

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pink-collar adj
  • Of or pertaining to employees in predominately female service industries.

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

Journaling Prompt: Are you concerned about whether your job is traditionally associated with your gender or not? Why?

Art Prompt: Pink collar worker

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

vituperate
  • To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about how you feel/have felt when being scolded.

Art Prompt: Vituperate

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

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vitriolic adj
  • (chemistry) Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from or resembling vitriol; vitriolous.
  • (figuratively) Bitterly scathing, caustic.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone who is vitriolic and how they make you feel

Art Prompt: Vitriolic

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

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legerdemain
  • Sleight of hand.
  • A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.

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

Journaling Prompt: What magic trick would you love to be able to do?

Art Prompt: Legerdemain

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

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surmise v
  • To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about something you surmised today.

Art Prompt: Surmise

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

Photo Credit: ‘The Thinker’ by Auguste Rodin on Wikimedia

reticent

  • Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
  • Restrained or reserved in style.
  • Reluctant; unwilling.

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

Journaling Prompt: What are you reticent about?

Art Prompt: Reticent

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

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dissident adj
  • In a manner that disagrees; dissenting; discordant; different.

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

Journaling Prompt: What would you protest today?

Art Prompt: Dissident

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

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precocious
  • Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); as, “a precocious child”; “a precocious achievement.”
  • (Botany) Flowering or fruiting early.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone who is precocious.

Art Prompt: Precocious

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

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disheveled
  • In loose disorder; disarranged; unkempt; as, “disheveled hair.”

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

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel when you know you’re disheveled, but you are meeting someone new?

Art Prompt: Disheveled

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

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