The Inspirational Dictionary Contest

  • pocahontas.

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    I'd like to enter with "dulcet" please Cute
    February 21st, 2016 at 08:37pm
  • bvcky barnes.

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    Hello! Here is my story pageCute
    February 21st, 2016 at 10:15pm
  • Brittt

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    thought I added my story page but looks like I didn't, oops xD. Here it is!
    February 22nd, 2016 at 12:53am
  • abigail.

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    @ zistysfosgerald
    @ nearly witches.
    @ poison and blood
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    @ rayner
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    @ CarryOn

    Hey guys! I wanted to let you all know that I'm not going to be active for the next few weeks. The deadline is still March 31st and I'll definitely be back by then. I just wanted you to know that if you post here in the thread I may not see it for a few weeks. I'm gonna try to check in every few days just in case I get some messages or something, but I won't be very active. But this contest is still very active! Cute
    February 23rd, 2016 at 01:56am
  • abigail.

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    @ pocahontas.
    Got it! Please read my previous post, too Cute
    February 23rd, 2016 at 01:59am
  • matenrou.

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    @ sindie.

    hello! just read your message (and hope everything's alright!) and would also like to know if i could possibly enter with quixotic? Cute
    February 23rd, 2016 at 02:01am
  • abigail.

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    @ louis.
    Yes!
    You can still enter even though I'm not currently active! Just please try hard to refrain from using a word somebody else has claimed. Cute
    February 23rd, 2016 at 02:03am
  • pocahontas.

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    @ sindie.
    Would you like me to help keep track of words for you? I hope everything's okay!
    February 23rd, 2016 at 02:39am
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    @ pocahontas.
    That would be so helpful!
    February 23rd, 2016 at 02:46am
  • roseandink

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    If no one in comments above me has asked to claim 'Cathartic' could I please take it?
    February 23rd, 2016 at 09:36pm
  • roseandink

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    Ineffable please :)
    February 24th, 2016 at 10:01pm
  • pocahontas.

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    Available Words - Updated List

    Due to sindie. needing to take a break, I've volunteered to help keep track of words until she gets back. This is an updated list of available words to choose from - chosen words completely excluded for the convenience of any mobile users!
    Ameliorate: To make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory

    Assemblage: A gathering.

    Beleaguer: To exhaust with attacks.

    Brood: To think alone.

    Bucolic: In a lovely rural setting.

    Bungalow: A small, cozy cottage.

    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.

    Demure: Shy and reserved.

    Denouement: The resolution of a mystery.

    Desuetude: Disuse.

    Desultory: Slow, sluggish.

    Diaphanous: Filmy.

    Dissemble: Deceive.

    Ebullience: Bubbling enthusiasm.

    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.

    Evocative: Suggestive.

    Fetching: Pretty.

    Felicity: Pleasantness.

    Forbearance: Withholding response to provocation.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    EDIT: 7:47pm PST
    The main post will now be edited by a mod. Good luck to everyone who entered!
    February 24th, 2016 at 11:33pm
  • error404

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    Hi! Can I please enter with Becoming? Cute
    March 2nd, 2016 at 07:58pm
  • error404

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    Here's my entry! :)
    March 5th, 2016 at 12:40am
  • abigail.

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    Thank you to pocahontas. and losing control. for updating the thread for me while I've been away! Ten points to Gryffindor SLYTHERIN (because that's my house). You guys are doing great, and all of the entries so far have been very great.
    March 10th, 2016 at 03:52am
  • abigail.

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    Due to my weird work schedule, I'm extending the deadline to April 14th!
    March 26th, 2016 at 09:43pm
  • pocahontas.

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    Unfortunately I'm going to have to drop out Facepalm In the time I've been waiting for the layout to be done I completely forgot and ended up not getting any writing done. It will get written in the future, just not to be judged as part of this contest Facepalm
    April 1st, 2016 at 12:10am
  • abigail.

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    @ pocahontas.
    That's alright!
    I'd really love to read it when it is written Cute
    Thanks for letting me know!
    April 7th, 2016 at 10:15pm
  • abigail.

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    Quick reminder! Deadline is in four days! If you need an extension or need to drop out, please let me know!
    April 11th, 2016 at 02:45am
  • abigail.

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    see previous post Cute
    April 11th, 2016 at 02:49am