March 19th, 2020

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A to Z Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.
2) Get all 26 by July 15th and win a banner!

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me an

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Teen Wolf::Stiles::pencil

Word of the Day 03/18/20 Cacoëthes

I guess I took Social Distancing literally and forgot to schedule the next set of words. lol

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Cacoethes (noun)
cacoëthes or cac·o·e·thes[ kak-oh-ee-theez ]


noun
1. an irresistible urge; mania.

Origin: 1555–65; < Latin < Greek kakóēthes, neuter (used as noun) of kakoḗthēs malignant, literally, of bad character; see caco-, ethos

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CACOETHES
Among the rest she was seized with what we men call a cacoethes of the needle: "a raging desire" for work.
WHITE LIES|CHARLES READE

As cool as you like old Peter replied, 'Cacoethes loquendi.'
COMBED OUT|FRITZ AUGUST VOIGT

But the cacoethes scribendi possesses me, and all my leisure hours are devoted to a Suite.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY|MODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY

Erasmus shared with most scholars of the Renaissance the cacoethes scribendi.
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM|EPHRAIM EMERTON

This cacoethes scribendi is the pest of every local curiosity or public watering-place.
PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF A RESIDENCE OF THIRTY YEARS WITH THE INDIAN TRIBES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIERS|HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Torchwood::Jack Ianto::funny

Word of the Day 03/19/20 Habitué

Habitué (noun)
habitué [ huh-bich-oo-ey, -bich-oo-ey; French a-bee-twey ]


noun, plural ha·bit·u·és [huh-bich-oo-eyz, -bich-oo-eyz; French a-bee-twey].
1. a frequent or habitual visitor to a place: a habitué of art galleries.

WORDS RELATED TO HABITUE
client, customer, frequenter, patron, regular

Origin: 1810–20; < French, noun use of masculine past participle of habituer < Late Latin habituāre. See habituate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR HABITUE
The police are determined to raid one of our establishments: they adopt the course of tracking an habitue.
THE YELLOW CLAW|SAX ROHMER

Once he found Rodney Page there, lounging about with the manner of a habitue.
DANGEROUS DAYS|MARY ROBERTS RINEHART

Especially, I would say, is this the attitude of the habitue of Montmartre.
EUROPE REVISED|IRVIN S. COBB

The spirit of our time and of our country knows no such thing, but the habitue of "society" hears constantly of "a good family."
THE WIT AND HUMOR OF AMERICA, VOLUME II. (OF X.)|VARIOUS

Enticed by degrees into this den of ruin, becoming fascinated with its games of chance, he is how an habitue.
AN OUTCAST|F. COLBURN ADAMS

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