November 20th, 2020

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Word of the Day 11/20/20 Assiduous

Assiduous (adjective)
assiduous [ uh-sij-oo-uhs ]
(previously 06-28-13)

adjective
1. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; meticulous: an assiduous student.
2. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.

OTHER WORDS FROM ASSIDUOUS
as·sid·u·ous·ly, adverb
as·sid·u·ous·ness, noun
un·as·sid·u·ous, adjective
un·as·sid·u·ous·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO ASSIDUOUS
diligent, zealous, scrupulous, indefatigable, exacting, laborious, active, attentive, busy, constant, eager beaver, grinding, industrious, persevering, sedulous, steady, studious, unflagging, untiring, whiz

SYNONYMS FOR ASSIDUOUS
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1. studious, diligent, sedulous.
2. continuous, tireless, persistent.

ANTONYMS FOR ASSIDUOUS
1, 2. inconstant, lazy.

Origin: First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin assiduus, equivalent to assid(ēre) “to sit near or beside, dwell close to” (see assess) + -uus adjective suffix; see -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSIDUOUS
There has been assiduous woo-ing of the political establishment too.
CAMILLA WILL NEVER BE QUEEN: PRINCE CHARLES CAPITULATES ON WEBSITE FAQ|TOM SYKES|NOVEMBER 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST

As an intern at The Nation in 1989, he was an amiable and assiduous fact-checker of my copy.
BRITAIN'S NEW POLITICAL DYNASTY|NORMAN BIRNBAUM|OCTOBER 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST

But despite her allure, her assiduous assault on New York produced no results.
HOW DESIREE LANDED HER GIG|SANDRA MCELWAINE|AUGUST 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST

His assiduous reporting and his smart, passionate commentary have impressed colleagues and readers alike.
INTRODUCING BEAST BOOKS|TINA BROWN|JANUARY 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Weekend Challenge - Come and Meet The Letter People

I was all prepared to go one way with this week's challenge, but yesterday when I woke up, a song from my childhood popped into my brain and I had to go with it:

Come and meet the Letter People
Come and visit the family
Words are made of Letter People
A, B, C, D, follow me.
(If you've ever seen it, I apologize for the earworm)

The Letter People was a show that originated in my hometown of St Louis and featured rather crude puppets with letters affixed to them and helped kids learn how to read. I came up during the first version of the program- all the "Miss" puppets were vowels and all the "Mister" puppets were consonants. Each one would have a word or an adjective and a word attached to it. Miss A was "A'choo", for example, and Mr. N was "Noisy Nose". It was weird, but did a pretty good job getting the point of reading across. The show went off the air for a while, then got an update where they evenly divided the letters between the Ms. and the Mr. characters and got rid of any words they deemed negative.

So, this week, give me a letter or letters from A-Z and I'll give you the corresponding character name(s). Use all or part of the name in a story of 200+ words or a piece of art by midnight next Thursday, November 26 and I'll reward you with either a drabble or words to my WIP.

Happy writing!