August 10th, 2020

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Happy Monday!

Well, well, so we meet again.  And in August, who would have thought?  Hope that you’re all healthy and doing well, all things considered.

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: waffles.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:
3. Big Buddy is at 32%!  How are we doing so far?  Happy to report that I’m way ahead of where I need to be.

asphaltcowgrrl – 4,800
agdhani – 19.2 hrs/19,200 words
cmk418 – 320
bizarra –  3,200
skargasm – 4,800
thatwasjustadream – 3,200
flipflop_diva – 5,120
jennytork – 1,984
angelus2hot – 1,600


August’s post is here, there’s always time to join in!

4. The Daily Count challenge schedule is here so go forth and check when you’re up next!

5. Our current monthly challenge is Pool Party!  This is always a fun one because you get to play in new fandoms.  You can find the rules and info post here.   You can also find a fandom post here if you’re looking for possible suggestions.  Kaige has been posting some great prompts, so go check them out in the tag here.

And that’s a wrap for this steaming hot Monday.  Let us know how you’ve been doing.  If you’re struggling and need some cheerleading or inspiration, let us know.  We’re here to help, support, and cheer each other on.     
Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::pool

Word of the Day 08/10/20 Servile

Servile (adjective)
ser·vile [sur-vil, -vahyl]
(previously 06-18-13)

adjective
1. slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning: servile flatterers.
2. characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; abject: servile obedience.
3. yielding slavishly; truckling (usually followed by to ).
4. extremely imitative, especially in the arts; lacking in originality.
5. being in slavery; oppressed.
6. of, pertaining to, or involving slaves or servants.
7. of or pertaining to a condition of servitude or property ownership in which a person is held as a slave or as partially enslaved: medieval rebellions against servile laws.

OTHER WORDS FROM SERVILE
ser·vile·ly, adverb
ser·vil·i·ty, ser·vile·ness, noun
non·ser·vile, adjective
non·ser·vile·ly, adverb
non·ser·vile·ness, noun
o·ver·ser·vile, adjective
o·ver·ser·vile·ly, adverb
o·ver·ser·vile·ness, noun
o·ver·ser·vil·i·ty, noun
pseu·do·ser·vile, adjective
pseu·do·ser·vile·ly, adverb
un·ser·vile, adjective
un·ser·vile·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO SERVILE
abject, base, beggarly, craven, cringing, despicable, fawning, humble, ignoble, low, mean, obedient, obeisant, obsequious, passive, slavish, submissive, unctuous, bootlicking, sycophantic

SYNONYMS FOR SERVILE
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1, 2. cringing, sycophantic.

SYNONYM STUDY FOR SERVILE
1,2. Servile, menial, obsequious, slavish characterize one who behaves like a slave or an inferior. Servile suggests cringing, fawning, and abject submission: servile responses to questions. Menial applies to that which is considered undesirable drudgery: the most menial tasks. Obsequious implies the ostentatious subordination of oneself to the wishes of another, either from fear or from hope of gain: an obsequious waiter. Slavish stresses the dependence and labori-ous toil of one who follows or obeys without question: slavish attentiveness to orders.
2. mean, base, low.

ANTONYMS FOR SERVILE
1. aggressive.
2. exalted.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin servilis, equivalent to serv- (stem of servire to be a slave) + -ilis -ile

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