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flout
  • To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
  • To mock, to scoff.
  • Mockery, scoffing.

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

Journaling Prompt: What convention or rule do you flout? (I wear white year-round.)

Art Prompt: Flout

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

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proclivity
  • A natural inclination; predisposition.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about one of your proclivities.

Art Prompt: Proclivity

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

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nefarious
  • Wicked in the extreme; iniquitous.

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about some wickedness you have experienced or witnessed and how you felt/reacted.

Art Prompt: Nefarious

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

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aesthete
  • One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.

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

Journaling Prompt: What do you find most beautiful in life?

Art Prompt: Beauty

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

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foment 

  • To nurse to life or activity; to incite; to abet; to instigate; — often in a bad sense.
  • Fomentation; the act of fomenting.
  • State of excitation.

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

Journaling Prompt: How do you react when someone is trying to stir the pot?

Art Prompt: Foment

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

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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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