June 19th, 2020

H50 Danny/smiling

Weekend Challenge: The Summer Solstice vs Father's Day

Here is the US, it's Father's Day weekend, but it's also the Summer Solstice (06/20/20), so this Weekend Challenge will include quotes involving both of these wonderful events.  This is the weekend where we celebrate our wonderful dads--living and deceased--and we celebrate the longest day of the year!  In other words, it’s the day filled with the most sunshine—as long as it’s not rainy or cloudy :):)

Please pick a number between 1 and 21 and I will give you a lovely and happy summertime inspired phrase—it might even include a reference to the Solstice itself-- or a quote about dads or I can give you one of each :)

Please be as creative as you can--drabbles/fics can be as long as you want but at least 200 words and you can do any sort of art work the spirit moves you    Just post your work by Thursday night at 11:59pm EST, and you'll be golden.  Lastly, HAVE FUN!!!

I am not creative in any way with artwork, so if you want an icon, I will have to ask for help, but I can give you a drabble or add to my WIP.  And if you have any questions, please ask :):)
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Word of the Day 06/19/20 Precipitate

Precipitate (verb, adjective, noun)
precipitate [ verb pri-sip-i-teyt; adjective, noun pri-sip-i-tit, -teyt ]

verb (used with object), pre·cip·i·tat·ed, pre·cip·i·tat·ing.
1. to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly: to precipitate an international crisis.
2. to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down.
3. to cast, plunge, or send, especially violently or abruptly: He precipitated himself into the struggle.
4. Chemistry. to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution, as by means of a reagent.

verb (used without object), pre·cip·i·tat·ed, pre·cip·i·tat·ing.
5. Meteorology. to fall to the earth's surface as a condensed form of water; to rain, snow, hail, drizzle, etc.
6. to separate from a solution as a precipitate.
7. to be cast or thrown down headlong.

8. headlong: a precipitate fall down the stairs.
9. rushing headlong or rapidly onward.
10. proceeding rapidly or with great haste: a precipitate retreat.
11. exceedingly sudden or abrupt: a precipitate stop; a precipitate decision.
12. done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash: a precipitate marriage.

13. Chemistry. a substance precipitated from a solution.
14. moisture condensed in the form of rain, snow, etc.

pre·cip·i·tate·ly, adverb
pre·cip·i·tate·ness, noun
pre·cip·i·ta·tive, adjective
pre·cip·i·ta·tor, noun
non·pre·cip·i·ta·tive, adjective
un·pre·cip·i·tate, adjective
un·pre·cip·i·tate·ly, adverb
un·pre·cip·i·tate·ness, noun
un·pre·cip·i·tat·ed, adjective
un·pre·cip·i·ta·tive, adjective
un·pre·cip·i·ta·tive·ly, adverb


hasten, trigger, accelerate, expedite, advance, fling, launch, further, dispatch, cast, hurl, press, discharge, throw, quicken

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. accelerate.
4. crystallize.
12. reckless, impetuous.

1. retard.
12. careful.

Origin: 1520–30; (v. and adj.) < Latin praecipitātus (past participle of praecipitāre to cast down headlong), equivalent to praecipit- (stem of praeceps steep; see precipice) + -ātus -ate1; (noun) < New Latin praecipitātum a precipitate, noun use of neuter of praecipitātus

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