June 14th, 2014

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It's a bit of a celebratory day in the U.S. of A so, let's celebrate:

Flag Day



It's a day to celebrate the adoption of the American flag by Congress (2nd continental congress to be exact). And it's the birthday of our army as well. But I recognize that we are not all American here at 1_million_words, and you recognize that I'll take any reason I can to get words made so your prompt today is:

Let your freak flag fly!
or
Pride!


Give us a new graphic or a fic featuring a character owning what makes them special or something they take pride in!
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Word of the Day 6/14/14 Countervail

Countervail (verb)
coun·ter·vail [koun-ter-veyl]


verb (used with object)
1. to act or avail against with equal power, force, or effect; counteract.
2. to furnish an equivalent of or a compensation for; offset.
3. Archaic. to equal.

verb (used without object)
4. to be of equal force in opposition; avail.

Synonyms
1. counterbalance, counterpoise, neutralize.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English contrevailen < Anglo-French countrevail-, tonic stem (subjunctive) of countrevaloir to equal, be comparable to < Latin phrase contrā valēre to be of worth against (someone or something). See counter-, -valent

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.