January 27, 2011

Word Bit! (5)


As a reader and writer and blogger, I'm surrounded by words all the time. Some are old, some are new, some are funny, difficult to pronounce, fun to say, interesting, or just pure awesome.

I love words. Words are important. They're the basis of books. They're what makes everything come together. One word can change the feel, emotion and effect of a sentence. You can never know too many.

So every week I'm going to be sharing words of interest. They'll come from my readings. And who knows? Maybe you'll come across that one word that can change the feel, emotion and effect of the sentence you're working on in your novel, essay, short story, etc.

This week's word is...

 to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame

I came across TRADUCE in my latest read, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I know, doesn't sound exciting, does it? But I'm reading it for a class, and when I came across TRADUCE, I stopped. It's certainly not used much, if at all, anymore. But I like the feel of it. 

Want to join in? I think it would be a neat little chain reaction to have fellow bloggers share their favorite, most interesting, craziest words each week. I know I'd love to see what you share! Feel free to sign up on the Mr. Linky. There are no specific rules. If you want, grab the above button, link back here, share your word, explain why, where you heard/saw it, and whatever else you'd like to add!

Just leave your name and blog name, and of course, the link to your post!

All definitions from Dictionary.com.


  1. Traduce? Huh, well you learn something new everyday.

  2. Now you have me wanting to add this book to RACE somehow. You gave me a word I didn't know! Thanks, Alissa! Love vocab (and fellow geeks!) :)

  3. You just taught me a word. Thanks!

  4. Ah, what a fantastic word~! I'll have to find an oppotunity to use it. I love this feature on your blog, I hope to do it some time soon.

  5. Love the word.



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