January 27th, 2019

dwell in possibility

Word of the Day 01/27/19 Pluck

Pluck (verb, noun)
pluck [pluhk]

verb (used with object)
1. to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers, feathers, etc.: to pluck feathers from a chicken.
2. to give a pull at; grasp: to pluck someone's sleeve.
3. to pull with sudden force or with a jerk.
4. to pull or move by force (often followed by away, off, or out ).
5. to remove the feathers, hair, etc., from by pulling: to pluck a chicken.
6. Slang. to rob, plunder, or fleece.
7. to sound (the strings of a musical instrument) by pulling at them with the fingers or a plectrum.

verb (used without object)
8. to pull or tug sharply (often followed by at).
9. to snatch (often followed by at).

10. act of plucking; a tug.
11. the heart, liver, and lungs, especially of an animal used for food.
12. courage or resolution in the face of difficulties.

Related forms
pluck·er , noun
half-plucked , adjective
un·plucked , adjective
well-plucked , adjective

Related Words for pluck
guts, spunk, moxie, grit, bravery, cull, clutch, snatch, strum, harvest, yank, heart, boldness, nerve, backbone, spirit, determination, intrepidity, resolution, mettle

Synonyms for pluck
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2. tug.
3. yank, tear, rip.
12. bravery, boldness, determination, mettle, nerve.

Origin: before 1000; Middle English plukken (v.), Old English pluccian, cognate with Middle Low German plucken; akin to Dutch plukken, German pflücken

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  • agdhani

my bad!

yesterday (Saturday) was a total creative wash for me...I did some stuff around the house, took down the outdoor christmas stuff since it's finally ceased raining enough to do it...then I was too sore and tired to do anything but play sims...

My word count's way ahead though, and today is going to be a big push towards the draft's finish line...but I can't report meeting my Saturday obligation.

So...flipflop_diva here's hoping you have a more productive Sunday then I had Saturday ;)

And here's hoping I get in all those prompts I meant to do last week when the power went out!
MCU: Nat yellow

Daily Count Challenge to csichick_2!

A successful day at last! My husband took care of the baby for a couple hours while I managed about 700 words between a few exchange fics that I owe people (including Kit's Swap of Joy, which I swear is coming!). I feel very productive, even if I did nothing much else the rest of the day.

Now passing the baton on to csichick_2! Good luck, Whitney, you can do it!