June 2nd, 2021

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Word of the Day 06/02/21 Abecedarian

Abecedarian (noun, adjective)
abecedarian [ ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn ]


noun
1. a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
2. a beginner in any field of learning.

adjective
3. of or relating to the alphabet.
4. arranged in alphabetical order.
5. rudimentary; elementary; primary.

Also abecedary.

WORDS RELATED TO ABECEDARIAN
tenderfoot, novice, learner, neophyte, fledgling, amateur, dabbler

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: From the Medieval Latin word abecedāriānus, dating back to 1595–1605. See abecedary, -an

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ABECEDARIAN
Perry had 123 kids from 104 families; the number in Abecedarian was even smaller.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

The original figures for the cost of Perry and Abecedarian were overstated by a factor of two.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

And that's pocket change compared to Abecedarian, which cost an amazing $90,000 per student in today's dollars.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

That made it easier for Perry and Abecedarian to put together a skilled, committed team.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

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

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.

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 a

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Daily count challenge to flipflop_diva

Got to enjoy one of my favorite hockey-related things tonight- the NHL Draft Lottery- some years it can be oddly compelling, this year, it was not. But it's fun and gets me in the mood for next month's draft.

That aside, I started a couple of different pieces and wound up with around 750 words for the day. I hope to get a lot more writing done over the weekend during a couple long train rides.

flipflop_diva, it's all yours. May the words flow freely. Happy writing!