Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

Save-A-Word Saturday (29)

Save-a-Word Saturday

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:

And the word of the day is…

isangelous – adj. equal to the angels

He saw her across the ballroom, her curved body exquisitely pressed into a dress of shimmering silver, white feathers spreading from behind her shoulders. The dusky mask she wore hid her dark eyes, but not her dark skin. In a sea of pale birds and beasts, she slunk across the room like an exotic jewel, her hair studded with small beads that caught the light and danced like a crown of fire.

And for all her beauty, for the pure isangelous quality of her every inch, she kept her head low, her body rigid, her eyes vague and unassuming. In a dance of confidence she was reserved, in a ballroom plump with arrogance she remained humble.

She knew not what awaited her that evening. She had no earthly idea what was about to happen to her life.

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