The Inspirational Dictionary Contest

  • sindie

    sindie (400)

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    NaNoWriMo 2015
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    NEW DEADLINE AS OF 9/7/2017

    The Idea...

    There's a list of words down below. You find a word you like, and you write a story using that word at least once. Pretty easy, I believe.

    The Rules...

    • Mibba's Story Guidelines must be followed :)
    • 500 word minimum
    • Fanfiction and original allowed
    • Any rating is fine
    • Original readable layout is preferred, but not required
    Only one member per word!

    ...and that's about it.

    Deadlines:
    To enter: none
    For entries: November 2, 2017

    The Words:Acquiesce Submit or comply silently or without protest.

    Ailurophile A cat-lover.

    Ameliorate To make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory

    Assemblage A gathering.

    Becoming Attractive.

    Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks.

    Brood To think alone.

    Bucolic In a lovely rural setting.

    Bungalow A small, cozy cottage.

    Callipygous Having beautifully proportioned buttocks.

    Cathartic Inducing catharsis; purgative.

    Chatoyant Like a cat’s eye.

    Comely Attractive.

    Conflate To blend together.

    Crestfallen Dejected; dispirited; discouraged

    Cynosure A focal point of admiration.

    Dalliance A brief love affair.

    Demesne Dominion, territory.

    Demure Shy and reserved.

    Denouement The resolution of a mystery.

    Desuetude Disuse.

    Desultory Slow, sluggish.

    Diaphanous Filmy.

    Dissemble Deceive.

    Dulcet Sweet, sugary.

    Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.

    Effervescent Bubbly.

    Efflorescence Flowering, blooming.

    Effluence The act or an instance of flowing out.

    Elision Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.

    Elixir A good potion.

    Eloquence Beauty and persuasion in speech.

    Embrocation Rubbing on a lotion.

    Emollient A softener.

    Ephemeral Short-lived.

    Epiphany A sudden revelation.

    Erstwhile At one time, for a time.

    Ethereal Gaseous, invisible but detectable.

    Evanescent Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.

    Evocative Suggestive.

    Fetching Pretty.

    Felicity Pleasantness.

    Forbearance Withholding response to provocation.

    Fugacious Fleeting.

    Frisson A moment of intense excitement.

    Furtive Shifty, sneaky.

    Gambol To skip or leap about joyfully.

    Glamour Beauty.

    Gossamer The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.

    Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free.

    Harbinger Messenger with news of the future.

    Imbrication Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.

    Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.

    Imbue To infuse, instill.

    Incipient Beginning, in an early stage.

    Ineffable Unutterable, inexpressible.

    Ingénue A naïve young woman.

    Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.

    Insouciance Blithe nonchalance.

    Inure To become jaded.

    Labyrinthine Twisting and turning.

    Lachrymose Given to tears or weeping.

    Lagniappe A special kind of gift.

    Lagoon A small gulf or inlet.

    Languor Listlessness, inactivity.

    Lassitude Weariness, listlessness.

    Leisure Free time.

    Lilt To move musically or lively.

    Lissome Slender and graceful.

    Lithe Slender and flexible.

    Loquacious Talking or tending to talk much or freely.

    Mellifluous Sweet sounding.

    Moiety One of two equal parts.

    Mondegreen A slip of the ear.

    Nemesis An unconquerable archenemy.

    Offing The sea between the horizon and the offshore.

    Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.

    Opulent Lush, luxuriant.

    Palimpsest A manuscript written over earlier ones.

    Panacea A solution for all problems.

    Panoply A complete set.

    Pastiche An art work combining materials from various sources.

    Penumbra A half-shadow.

    Petrichor The smell of earth after rain.

    Plethora A large quantity.

    Propinquity Proximity; Nearness

    Pyrrhic Successful with heavy losses.

    Quintessential Most essential.

    Ravel To knit or unknit.

    Redolent Fragrant.

    Resplendence Splendid or dazzling in appearance.

    Riparian By the bank of a stream.

    Saccharine Overly or sickishly sweet.

    Scintilla A spark or very small thing.

    Sempiternal Eternal.

    Seraglio Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.

    Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.

    Soliloquy The act of talking to oneself

    Summery Light, delicate or warm and sunny.

    Surreptitious Secretive, sneaky.

    Susurrous Whispering, hissing.

    Talisman A good luck charm.

    Untoward Unseemly, inappropriate.

    Vespertine Relating to, or occurring in the evening.

    Vestigial In trace amounts.

    Wafture The act of waving or a wavelike motion.

    Wherewithal The means.

    Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.

    Zephyr A gentle breeze.

    Abeyance Temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension.

    Acataphasia A loss of the ability to express oneself using organized syntax.

    Azure A variation of blue that is often described as the color of the sky on a clear summer’s day

    Benevolence Desire to do good to others

    Desiderium An ardent longing, as for something lost

    Ensorcell To bewitch or enchant someone.

    Juxtaposition The state of being close together or side by side.

    Malevolence Wishing evil or harm to another or others.

    Quixotic Impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.

    Sovereign Having supreme rank, power, or authority.

    Superfluous Unnecessary or excessive.

    Syllogism An extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument.

    Synecdoche Simultaneous understanding

    Velvet A very pleasant, luxurious, desirable situation.

    Verisimilitude A philosophical concept that distinguishes between the truth and the falsity of assertions and hypotheses.
    Participants:
    isak valtersen - desiderium - Your Memories Will Soften
    aliens. - harbinger
    ugly lights - glamour
    uroburos.jpg - juxtaposition - Keep Getting Closer
    melodrama. - cathartic
    ladyballs. - ailurophile - Paws.
    losing control. - dalliance
    Limitless;; - labyrinthine

    Prizes:

    - 100 word comments on any three stories
    - Recc. of any five stories/poems
    - Entry link in my signature
    - Three photo comments
    - Blog recommending your stories
    - Subscription to any four stories

    First place - pick five
    Second place - pick four
    Third place - pick three

    Honorable Mention(s) - pick two.

    Join, share it around, ya know the drill.

    - sindie.
    February 6th, 2016 at 08:49pm
  • riottkick

    riottkick (125)

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    Ghoul of 2016
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    @ sindie.
    Can I have:

    Malevolence Wishing evil or harm to another or others. ? :)
    February 6th, 2016 at 09:15pm
  • sindie

    sindie (400)

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    NaNoWriMo 2015
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    @ BringMeTheZiam
    Absolutely! Will add you when I get back on my computer!
    February 6th, 2016 at 09:37pm
  • Brittt

    Brittt (100)

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    NaNoWriMo 2017
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    I'd like to enter with Summery Please<3
    February 6th, 2016 at 09:54pm
  • zenik.

    zenik. (210)

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    @ sindie.
    May I have Effervescent Bubbly, please?Cute
    February 7th, 2016 at 01:10am
  • FleursMortes

    FleursMortes (100)

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    This sounds interesting: ) I'd like to try this out! Here's my story.

    Can I use the word fugacious please?
    February 7th, 2016 at 06:06am
  • woe.

    woe. (100)

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    can I enter with Acquiesce?
    February 7th, 2016 at 05:30pm
  • Qhuinn.

    Qhuinn. (550)

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    Can I enter with Evanescent?
    February 8th, 2016 at 05:47am
  • sindie

    sindie (400)

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    NaNoWriMo 2015
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    @ Qhuinn

    @ woe.

    @ FleursMortes

    @ insufferable;

    @ CarryOn

    Adding you all now!
    February 10th, 2016 at 11:30pm
  • rayner

    rayner (100)

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    Can I have ailurophile?
    February 11th, 2016 at 01:53am
  • Lady.V.

    Lady.V. (960)

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    Class of 2015
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    Greece
    @ sindie.
    I'd like to enter with: Demesne Dominion, territory. Cute
    February 12th, 2016 at 04:16am
  • nearly witches.

    nearly witches. (14970)

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    Can I join with saccharine, please? Cute
    February 12th, 2016 at 10:54am
  • sindie

    sindie (400)

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    NaNoWriMo 2015
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    United States
    @ rayner
    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    @ nearly witches.

    Added! Thanks!
    February 12th, 2016 at 04:38pm
  • mmmmmdsadasds

    mmmmmdsadasds (100)

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    I would definitely love to take callipygous!
    February 13th, 2016 at 05:35am
  • Qhuinn.

    Qhuinn. (550)

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    Here is my completed entry.
    February 15th, 2016 at 04:32am
  • sindie

    sindie (400)

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    NaNoWriMo 2015
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    @ sans
    @ Qhuinn
    Got it! Thanks guys!
    February 18th, 2016 at 04:29am
  • riottkick

    riottkick (125)

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    Ghoul of 2016
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    21
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    United States
    @ sindie.
    changed my username, i used to be BringMeTheZiam
    February 18th, 2016 at 04:02pm
  • poison and blood

    poison and blood (100)

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    Easily Lachrymose because Mozart lbh

    pleasseee Cute
    February 19th, 2016 at 02:41am
  • sindie

    sindie (400)

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    NaNoWriMo 2015
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    22
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    United States
    @ zistysfosgerald
    Thank you!

    @ poison and blood
    I'll add you when I get off work!
    February 20th, 2016 at 05:50pm
  • nearly witches.

    nearly witches. (14970)

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    This is my story page! Cute
    February 21st, 2016 at 08:06pm