Tuesday, January 19, 2010

word of the week

so as a writer one must use the language in which they write in to convey what they want you to feel (a little obvious i know, i'm getting there).  but when all you have is words, what words you use are important. and in one of my writing books, it has an exercise where you randomly open the dictionary and write down every word you don't know from that page. it's to help build your vocabulary. you would think that you would know a bunch of words, but trust me, there are many that you don't. well, at least i don't. so i thought i would share a word once a week that i didn't know. i've discussed this in a different way in this post. so here's this weeks: rive.

rive: 1) to rend or tear apart
2) to break into pieces, as by a blow; cleave or split asunder.
3) to break or distress.

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