lavender incredulous mimicry importune abbreviate synonym
altitude fomenting reprobate curmudgeon replete fortify
beneath precision infinite oceanic frenzy perfume lower launch grate rosy ability
jounce volumes bannister forthwith secure unfurl carpocket fluff sesame cheddar
ratchet doorway plausible fairy sculpture replete chocolate magazine highchair
quicken étagère recline admit duvet branch chime gatepost lamplight meringue
calico organdy entertain antique effigy
bridge stonework cabinet parquet armament chainmail marmoset soliloquy
enterprise magnum bisque flight skyline plenty approve minimal
forage marquetry entrance (both meanings, but I like best the one of magical charm, which rhymes with dance)
Speaking of words, one of my favorite Wordsmiths is Miss Fannie Flagg. I picked up another copy of Fried Green Tomatoes yesterday; she WAS, as they say, travelin' in High Cotton---the only copy in the store, sandwiched right between two giants: Fitzgerald and Flaubert.
And a new game that’s fascinating:
Pick a word---any one with any other word INSIDE it somewhere:
Now, take the inside word, substitute its OPPOSITE in its place, and then define the new word you’ve made.
aRIPment----a change for the worse
apPEARrance apPRUNEance---your looks after 65-----Both by Billie Hobart
There are loads of them online, as people catch on and start thinking of their own. Just from the above group, as I scan the words:
mARMoset mLEGoset----a child’s delight at his new building toy
oceANic oceTHEic---------water worship
Somebody stop me.
The very cleverest of the original dozen, I think, is:
tWRITEmill-----A device that turns out monotonous, hackneyed essays
All opinions or contributions to both of the above are most welcome.