March 8th, 2021

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Word of the Day 03/08/21 Gravitas

March 08, 2021

Gravitas (noun)
gravitas [ grav-i-tahs, ‐tas ]


noun
1. seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.

WORDS RELATED TO GRAVITAS
sobriety, gravity, dignity, poise, solemnity, formality, austerity, will, grit

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Origin: 1920–25; < Latin gravitās; see gravity

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR GRAVITAS
His gravitas would presumably bore viewers to the truth, as he understood it.
RESTORING THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE CAN’T PREVENT ANOTHER RUSH LIMBAUGH|HEATHER HENDERSHOT|FEBRUARY 19, 2021|WASHINGTON POST

What is so appealing about a filter like this is that it allows art lovers to get up close and personal with the artwork, while preserving the gravitas of the work itself.
SOTHEBY’S AND SAATCHI ART SHOW AUGMENTED REALITY’S GROWING USEFULNESS TO ART WORLD|ERIKA WHELESS|JANUARY 29, 2021|DIGIDAY

Kline picked a British-sounding name to add a dash of gravitas.
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCES|BY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKE|SEPTEMBER 30, 2020|PROPUBLICA

Nigeria has a long history of not treating allegations of sexual and gender-based violence with the gravitas they merit.
NIGERIA HAS MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE ITS # METOO MOMENT STICK|SHAYERA DARK|AUGUST 4, 2020|QUARTZ

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

Marvelous Monday!

Well hello there! It's still Monday in most places! How is your day going?

I've done nothing of note over the weekend, and have no plans to be notable in the upcoming week. WOOHOO!

Okay so Big Buddy folks - 26% is where you should be, how are you all coming along?

Your Monday Flash Challenge is: Overnight/Express package.

And of course our Pool Party is underway. Get your suits on!

Prompts over the last week that you can still use are:
Verbum Sap - Lyceum - 525 - Doomscrolling - H - I - Obstreperous - Thursday Tropes - Weekend Challenge - Swivet - Friable - Ingenious - Slow Sated Sunday


So what are your plans for the week? How creative are you going to be?

Philematophobia

For 1_million_words 3 sentence challenge (better late than never).

Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters: Stiles/Derek
Words: 84

Summary: Philematophobia: Fear of kissing

Stiles thought about kissing a lot, a guy or a girl, it didn’t really matter. But he was also terrified by the idea of it, the mechanics - what if his breath smelled bad, what if theirs did, what if they bashed teeth or noses or foreheads, what if it was all slobbery, what if… Derek’s mouth against his, soft and slow and patient, his hand cupping Stiles’ cheek and tilting his head just so, and suddenly Stiles wasn’t thinking about much of anything anymore.