Word of the day

Fulminant – occurring suddenly and with great intensity.

“Each day is fulminant, exploding brightly under the gaze of his exquisite sires, frozen in the famed paint of dead masters.” – Maya Angelou 

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Word of the Day

Tessellate

[v. tesuh-leyt]

to construct, pave, or inlay with a mosaic of small tiles or to fit together exactly

“Dead lovers salivate
Broken hearts tessellate tonight” – Tokyo Police Club

“Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let’s go my love; it’s very late
‘Til morning comes, let’s tessellate” – Alt-J

 

Word of the Day

Ricochet 

[rik-uhshey]

Definition: the motion of an object or a projectile in rebounding or deflecting one or more times from the surface over which it is passing or against which it hits a glancing blow.

Instead of using the word in a sentence, which I usually do, I wanted to talk about why I love this word. It sounds like someone striking a match. It sounds frenetic. It sounds like the thing it is describing. Not sure if this word can be categorized as onomatopoeia, but to me I can hear a bullet glancing off parked car and hitting a concrete wall when ricochet is spoken.