Monthly Archives: April 2014

Zealot

Zealot (noun) : a person who has very strong feelings about something (such as religion or politics) and who wants other people to have those feelings : a zealous person A great way to spice up any story is to … Continue reading

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Yarn

Yarn (noun) : a long, thin piece of cotton, wool, etc., that is thicker than thread and that is used for knitting and weaving : an exciting or interesting story; especially : a story that is so surprising or unusual that it … Continue reading

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Xenobiotic

Xenobiotic (noun) :  a chemical compound (as a drug, pesticide, or carcinogen) that is foreign to a living organism. Well, the human race has certainly done a good job of using science to introduce a wealth of xenobiotics to pretty … Continue reading

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Whittle

Whittle (transitive verb) :  to reduce, remove, or destroy gradually as if by cutting off bits with a knife I tried to learn how to whittle when I was in the Boy Scouts. It was a great way to sit … Continue reading

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Veracity

Veracity (noun) : truth or accuracy : the quality of being truthful or honest I always thought veracity meant fighting hard, like “he swung his sword with such veracity. But after looking up the definition, it is hard to argue … Continue reading

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Underwhelm

Underwhelm (transitive verb) :  to fail to impress or stimulate I think one of the biggest barriers to science or writing science fiction is the fear of coming up with a great theory or a great story and then finding … Continue reading

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Time

Time (noun) :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future I feel like I have been heavy on the science and short changing the science fiction part … Continue reading

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