June 20th, 2021

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Word of the Day 06/20/21 Pedantic

Pedantic (adjective)
pe·dan·tic [puh-dan-tik]
(previously 07-17-13)

adjective
1. ostentatious in one's learning.
2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

Also Archaic, pe·dan·ti·cal.

OTHER WORDS FROM PEDANTIC
pe·dan·ti·cal·ly, adverb
pe·dan·ti·cal·ness, noun
sem·i·pe·dan·tic, adjective
sem·i·pe·dan·ti·cal, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO PEDANTIC
pompous, stilted, abstruse, academic, arid, didactic, doctrinaire, dry, dull, egotistic, erudite, formal, fussy, hairsplitting, learned, ostentatious, particular, pedagogic, priggish, punctilious

SYNONYMS FOR PEDANTIC
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2. didactic, doctrinaire.

Origin: 1590–1600; pedant + -ic

HOW TO USE PEDANTIC IN A SENTENCE
The pedantic scholars among us might wonder if the book does its job.
ARE YOU THERE, NOBODY? IT’S ME, MARGARET|CANDIDA MOSS|OCTOBER 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The pedantic type might note that Hippolytus makes no prophetic mention of the cinema or the Internet.
ST. HIPPOLYTUS’ CAREERS CHRISTIANS SHOULD NEVER HAVE|CANDIDA MOSS|MAY 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The drinks here, like the Blackwatch (with Johnny Walker Black, creme de cassis, and Becherovka), are far from pedantic.
NEW YORK CITY’S BEST NEW HOTSPOTS THIS SPRING|SARA SAYED, VALERIYA SAFRONOVA|APRIL 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The problem was that Sorkin did too much (pedantic, predictable) telling and not enough showing.
‘THE NEWSROOM’ SEASON 2 PREMIERE: HOW AARON SORKIN SAVED THE HBO DRAMA|ANDREW ROMANO|JULY 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Drabble/Icon Challenge .:. Day 20!


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Every day you will see a post with 4 prompts like so: 1. a place, 2. a color, 3. an action and 4. a random word.

All you have to do is create an icon or a drabble (or more) for that day using at least one (or more) of the prompts.

There are no other rules! Any fandom/s (or none); any character/s; a one-off each day or a continuous story for several days; post it one day at a time, post 7 creations altogether once a week, or just post in one lump at the end! It's all up to you. Take the prompts and run with them; no interpretation is wrong!

Day 20
1. a place: Bank
2. a color: Denim Blue
3. an action: Running
4. a random word: Antiseptic

Feel free to leave suggestions on this post. All comments are screened.

Good luck and have fun!
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This year's NaNoWriMo...

...is still many months away, but I'm looking for ideas of things that participants might find helpful.
I know I've thrown out a lot of resources in the past. I don't really want to regurgitate them...so if there's anything else that might be helpful (encouragement, prompts, or whatever) give me a shout so I can start pulling something together :)