Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Whimsical Word of the Week


Miasma -

a noxious atmosphere or influence; unpleasant or unwholesome air.

Example: There was a moral miasma that was palpable in the prison.

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  1. Interesting word. I'm jotting this one in my journal.

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    1. I made a special note of this one too, Loree - it's a new one for me.

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  2. Now this is a word I remember seeing a lot of in books when I was growing up, especially the historical ones. I think I used it a couple of times in short stories I wrote, trying to impress the teacher, lol.

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    1. It does have an iteresting sound & meaning to it; definitely one to include in a mystery!

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  3. That's a word that sounds noxious and unpleasant, so it fits the definition. And what a great example for the word.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. I'm thinking this one could somehow be used in conjunction with a sci-fi antagonist. Take care!

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  4. I love that word! I haven't personally USED it before, but I've seen it and heard of it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I think I may have to use all of these whimsical words in some zany short story - that would be hilarious!

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