This prompt was inspired by a blog post written by Susan Wingate several weeks ago called Lexiconimography. In that post she shares a short list of a few unusual words she’s saved from the daily emails she gets from I clicked over to see what the word of the day was and found myself wondering how one of my characters might use the word ‘nodus.’ Then I wondered how I could use the word ‘limacine’ in a conversation with my husband without being rude!


  • Visit and take a look at the most recent ‘Word of the Day’ entries.
  • Pick one word that one of your characters might use — or would never use! — and add it to a line of their dialogue.
  • How does the other character react to the use of this unusual word? See where the conversation goes now!

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