Words of the day

I subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

(adjective) Uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication.

shilly-shally 1 : to show hesitation or lack of decisiveness or resolution
2 : dawdle

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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Tragicomedy

A type of drama that combines certain elements of both tragedy and comedy. The play’s plot tends to be serious, leading to a terrible catastrophe, until an unexpected turn in events leads to a reversal of circumstance, and the story ends happily. Tragicomedy often employs a romantic, fast-moving plot dealing with love, jealousy, disguises, treachery, intrigue, and surprises, all moving toward a melodramatic resolution. Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice is a tragicomedy. See also comedy, drama, melodrama, tragedy.

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Writing picture prompt

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