Wednesday Wordplay: Sponsored by the Letter M

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wordplay Wednesday is a series that originated because I am an aspiring writer with a relatively pathetic vocabulary. :) Saving the world one definition/word origin at a time.

I'm channeling my inner Sesame Street and deeming this week sponsored by the letter M. Because this week? My creativity is hovering around the 4 year-old level. :) Perfect for alliteration aficionados. Oh, and bonus: cat pictures! Because Wednesday.

malaisen. 1. a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease. 2. a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.

He couldn't pinpoint the root cause of his overwhelming malaise, so he finally scheduled a doctor's appointment.

maudlin - adj. 1. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental. 2. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness.

I was enjoying the book but then the author dipped into maudlin prose about love, and it felt so cliché.

I just want to talk on the phone without her going on a maudlin rant, you know?

maunder - verb (used without an object) 1. to talk in a rambling, foolish, or meaningless way 2. to move, go, or act in an aimless, confused manner.

The brothers maundered through life, without the slightest hint of an ambition.

miscreant - adjective 1. depraved, villainous, or base. noun 2. a vicious or depraved person; villain

It seemed he was nothing but a miscreant, as she had feared all along.

misanthropy - noun 1. hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind

You're too young to be misanthropic.

Tywin has an obsession with licking Stephen's hair - it's amazing.
That's it! I just realized most of these words are super negative, no? Well, have a magnificent rest of your week! xx

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