10 More Intriguing Words to Test in Your Writing

Hello again Mystics & Misfits đŸ–¤


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!

Anamnesis

a patient’s account of a medical history


Anaphora

the repeating of words at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences


Eidolon

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

Percipient

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!


[LD]

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