I sat down studiously reading the newspaper, engaged in the news of the day (and, on a side note pondering on how a large, notable news story announced yesterday must have happened after the presses started printing). With a keen eye for words, I proactively took notes, as I often do, of exciting words. That, combined with my other readings over the last week, is the origin of this week's edition of Fun with Words.
If you are a regular to this series, you will know I like to get words from the newspaper, the Guardian being my publication of choice. I tried to add more drama to the introductory paragraph. Experimentation indeed.
Here are the fun words I have procured and researched for this edition:
- Riposte: A clever reply to criticism.
- Maelstrom: A whirlpool in a body of water, or a state of turbulence.
- Profligacy: Unwise or wasteful use of resources, such as money.
- Opus: A piece of work, often used to refer to a musical composition or collection of compositions.
- Apposite: Apt; appropriate for the moment,
I often try to use all of the featured words in a single sentence. This is often a challenge, but words in this edition are so varied I feel I will need to be more creative in my sentence. Here is with what I came up:
After the opus was performed -- a tragedy, apposite for the political scene of the day in the mind of the leader -- press questions were taken on the maelstrom ensured by the profligacy of the government, to which the leader was able to give one riposte before losing their nerve.
That was a tough sentence to devise! If you come up with your own, do email me!
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