A word a day

I picked up this little journal in Waterstones today and, positioning it conveniently by the side of my bed, I am determined to fill the pages with new and interesting words, entering one more each evening. The idea is that you describe the day just gone using a word you wouldn’t usually use, an unusual word synonymous to ones that we would use in everyday language.


For example – today, I made a delicious cottage pie. Instead of “delicious” I could use the word “ambrosial”. I made an ambrosial cottage pie. (Meaning especially delicious).

I’ve already learned a few words that I wasn’t aware existed. “Rip-snorting” being the first. It means excited, excellent and intense. It’s a great word but I’m not sure I’ll be able to subtly slip that one into conversation any time soon…

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