Hello again Mystics & Misfits 🖤
Welcome to Round 2 of my Word Nerd Series (as I just decided to call it!) This time I added a little commentary on a couple definitions. So, let's get into it!
a patient’s account of a medical history
the repeating of words at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences
an idealized person or thing, or a specter or phantom (This double meaning feels quite poetic, as an overly idealized person/thing only really exists in one's mind.)
Entelechy the realization of potential
Epistrophe the repeating of words at the end of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences
Inveterate having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established & unlikely to change (This makes me think of crime docs where a parent says something like, They call every Sunday like clockwork, so when I didn't hear from them, I knew something wasn't right.)
Leitmotif a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation
having a good understanding of things; perceptive
Pied having two or more different colors
Soubrette an actress or other female performer playing a lively, flirtatious role in a play or opera (This one reminds me of a classical Manic Pixie Dream Girl!)
That’s all for me today, loves. I hope you discovered some new words to keep in your back pocket as you write. Stay curious 'til next time!