In an effort to expand my own vocabulary, I am continuing on my endeavour to participate in “Wordy Wednesday”. I pick words from colleagues, friends, articles and novels… And really from anywhere.
# 1) Capacious: (adjective) having a lot of space inside; roomy.
Example: The house was capacious, more so than any other home he’d ever seen. He wanted it immediately.
# 2) Fusillades: (noun) a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.
Example: Both sides had to hope that they would survive the fusillades each morning and each night. That was the practice of war now. Fire missiles in the morning and fire them in the evening, clean up in between. It was brutal, yet it was cooperative. No one ever broke from this new tradition. And no one ever won.
# 3) Lugubrious: (adjective) looking or sounding sad and dismal.
Example: The dog had this lugubrious appearance to him. The way he hung his head and whined almost in shame tugged at every boundary the farmer had. Despite this dog holding one of his now-dead chickens, he couldn’t shoot it. He picked up the chicken and sighed as the dog sunk lower in place. He handed the chicken to the dog before inviting him to follow him to the house. At least if the dog lived in the house, he could keep him from eating the livestock.
Thanks for coming out for another Wordy Wednesday!
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