Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homework

Are there any words on this list you don't know? If so, then you have homework. All of these words rock and even the simple ones are worth looking up in a dictionary to reacquaint yourself with their meanings. (I'm serious. It was fun looking up free in the dictionary because the definition is beautiful. Spot the hipster.)
lackadaisical
inconceivable
frisson
zeitgeist
ominous
conflagration
hyperbole
defenestration
free
garrulous
incandesce
wackadoodle
assuage
adamant
quiet
solipsist
ultimatum
illustrious
flibbertigibbet
I love all of these words and I loved all of your entries, so thank you very much for every word and sentence. I enjoyed this contest so much, I may make it a regular fixture. But there was a clear winner in this batch and the panel of judges agreed.

Christina, your entry cracked us up.
Hyperbole makes my sentences approximately 3 million times more interesting, though I hardly need it, considering that I'm the most gorgeous and intelligent person on this planet, and probably any other planet.
I've emailed you for your info and congratulations.

Thanks again for all the great entries. Ultimatum & adamant, you were the runners-up...hope that isn't a downer.

My personal homework: make my office beautiful tonight and then sit down and read the ed letter for REALITY BOY which came to me on Monday but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. (A, if you are reading this, forgive me.) Next week: revision madness until it's done so I can get back to the new book.
Goals, posse. I got em.
And today I got two more ideas.
All I need now are typing monkeys.

1 comment:

Kristen Pelfrey said...

This was a great contest.
And I kept saying to kids, "This is me using _________ in a sentence." I chose a variety of words that I think are needful for Frontal Lobe/Human Spirit Development.
Funny thing is, the kids did not get tired of me entertaining myself in this manner.
They are very tolerant and good-natured.