Persnickety

by (adjective) fussy about small details, fastidious. Having the characteristics of a snob. Requiring great precision. Some had called her a persnickety sort. But she turned her nose up higher and walked a little taller. “Confidence is not the same as snobbery,” she told herself repeatedly. After all, her mamma…

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Vernal

by (adjective) of, relating to, or occurring in the spring. Or fresh or new, like the spring; also youthful. Her vernal skin, smooth and free from age, was soft beneath my lips as I pressed them to her forehead. The very first time I kissed my daughter, the tiny creature…

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Redaction

by (noun) An act or instance of preparing something for publication. Or an act or instance of obscuring or removing something from a document prior to publication or release. It was such a small redaction, to omit what really happened in the story. It’s not like anyone would believe me…

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Tactile

by (adjective) Of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch. Synonyms: haptic, tactual The silken dress’s tactile brush felt like ice against Melody’s skin. She preferred cotton. Nice, warm, cotton.

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Saturate

by (verb) Infuse or fill completely. Synonyms: impregnate Ooh, this is a nice word with so many ways to use it.   The sun saturated her vision, stinging her eyes as she struggled to view the world before her.

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Tomfoolery

by (noun) Foolish or senseless behavior. Synonyms: lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence We were such rambunctious children that Bobby’s grandmother would often get upset with us. She’d scream, “All this tomfoolery is the devil’s work.” She’d scoot off to her room and shut the door while we kept large, toothy, grins…

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