Improve your writing by increasing your vocabulary. This week’s list:
- Nurturance: going beyond nurturing, the nourishment and emotional and physical care of someone.
- Acrostic: a poem in which the first letter of the first word in every line spells out a word when taken together. For example:
Elizabeth it is in vain you say
“Love not” — thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breath it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
His follie — pride — and passion — for he died.
—”An Acrostic” by Edgar Allan Poe
- Decision engine: Microsoft’s marketing term for search engine.
- Favicon: the small icon in a browser’s address bar particular to a site.
- More weight: Giles Corey utter these words during the Salem Witch Trials.