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Emma's Word of the Day

Number 5, October 2021

By Emma DatsonPublished 2 years ago 4 min read
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This is my fifth "Emma's Word of the Day" on Vocal. Though for many years I have done a "Word of the Day" on my Facebook account, as I am a word geek. When I was 7 years old, I had the longest spelling list of any Year 2 student in my school. Still to this day, if I come across a word I don't know, I will stop reading to look up the new word to see what it means. To see if there is a way I could be using that word. Even with my very large vocabulary I still find words that are new and they make me excited. Words have power, magic and they help us understand the world we live in, thus why they hold so much sway for me.

From Pater to Malfeasance with Intrigue and Epiphany in the middle, you are sure to find a word you love.

I am presenting this here in poets in the hope that one of my words may provide you the inspiration you need. Words, after all, are what poets use to create their art, so the more words you know the better. Well, that's what I think anyway. I hope some of you agree.

I try to do my word of the day daily, but sometimes life happens, so these posts will present what I managed to do in the previous month.

I present to you my October 2021 words of the day.

(Please note I use Australian spelling as I am Australian.)

October 1, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Pater - father

October 1, 2021

October 2, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Dementia - a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury, and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning

October 2, 2021

October 4, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Overcome (of a feeling or emotion) overpower or overwhelm

October 4, 2021

October 5, 2021

Emma's Word of the Day:

Adrift - without guidance, purpose, or support

October 5, 2021

October 7, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Inclement - lacking mildness

October 7, 2021

October 8, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Superb - very good; excellent; impressively splendid

October 8, 2021

October 9, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Rue - bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen) and wish it undone

October 9, 2021

October 10, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Ennui - a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement

October 10, 2021

October 11, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Somatic - relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind

October 11, 2021

October 12, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Intrigue - arouse the curiosity of; fascinate

October 12, 2021

October 14, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Epiphany - a moment of sudden and great revelation or realisation

October 14, 2021

October 16, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Lucid - expressed clearly; easy to understand

October 16, 2021

October 18, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Hiatus - a short pause in which nothing happens, or a space where something no longer is

October 18, 2021

October 20, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Supple - readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliable

October 20, 2021

October 21, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Antediluvian - ridiculously old-fashioned

October 21, 2021

October 22, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Graduand - a person who is about to receive an academic degree

October 22, 2021

October 23, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Pathos - a quality that evokes pity or sadness

October 23, 2021

October 25, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Enervated - without vigor, force or strength; languid

October 25, 2021

October 26, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Vex - make (someone) feel annoyed, or worried, especially with trivial matters

October 26, 2021

October 28, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Medicament - a substance used for medical treatment

October 28, 2021

October 29, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Lyrical - (of literature, art, or music) expressing the writer's emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way

October 29, 2021

October 30, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Madding - acting madly or senselessly; insane; frenzied

October 30, 2021

October 31, 2021

Emma's word of the day:

Malfeasance - intentional conduct that is wrongful or unlawful, especially by officials or public employees

October 31, 2021

Prior "Emma's Word of the Day" are also available for your reading pleasure:

Number 1, June 2021

Number 2, July 2021

Number 3, August 2021

Number 4, September 2021

Light, love xx

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About the Creator

Emma Datson

I am 40ish, medically interesting, Australian poet, who is finally using her voice. My superpower is my vocabulary. Dive in and read an eclectic mix of poetry and creative non-fiction, full of love, grief and hope. Light, love

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