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crepuscular
  • of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct. 
  • Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

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

Journaling Prompt: What do you enjoy about twilight?

Art Prompt: Crepuscular

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

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potable
  • Fit to drink; suitable for drinking; drinkable.
  • A potable liquid; a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage.

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

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel about drinking water? Do you take it for granted? Do you enjoy drinking it? Write about water.

Art Prompt: Drinking water

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

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wayworn
  • worn or wearied by travel

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

Journaling Prompt: Write about how you feel when you get home from a long trip.

Art Prompt: Wayworn

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

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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.

Photo Credit: Buster Brown le petit farceur on Wikimedia

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.