Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008
Word of the Day
Conciliate
(transitive verb) — to win over a distrusting person with good acts; to appease or placate; to win favor with friendly overtures

Word in a Sentence: In the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, the god Master Rothahn tries to conciliate Chariss with patronizing flattery after forcing her to travel to another city without her lifelong guardian at her side.

Your turn! Please note that this cynical word is in keeping with the tone of yesterday's. Bwuahahahaha. What creative verbiage can you use around today's word in your sentence?

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."
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2 Comments:

Blogger Jeni said...

Ah yes, to conciliate - such a much nicer word than just saying to "Suck up" or "brown nose!"

4:42 AM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Excellent.
Jeni, we've got to get more people to participate in this. It's fun. A gal I worked with at the university subscribed to some dictionary service thing that sent out bizarre glossary terms (and when I say bizarre, I mean they were usually BIZARRE words that you'd never find yourself using in real life) and she, two of our other co-workers, and I would make up these very naughty sentences that probably made the IT department blush with the words. Now, we only did this when the workload was slow and morale low...which was pretty much every day when the layoffs began. He he he. But think of how creative and intelligent the four of us were after stimulating our brains in such a fashion. ***insert maniacal laughter here***

12:37 PM  

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