Word of the Week: lachrymose (lakrəˌmōs)


Word of the Week: lachrymose (lakrəˌmōs) Definition (Adjective) 1. Given to tears or weeping: tearful. 2 Tending to cause tears. In Context "I suppose Catherine fulfilled her project, for the next sentence took up another subject: she waxed lachrymose" Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, 1847.

Word of the Week: lachrymose (lakrəˌmōs)2021-09-16T12:32:53-04:00

charlatan (shär-lə-tən)


Definition (Noun)1 quack 2 one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability : fraud, faker In Context "Don’t let the egomaniac charlatans on internet umbrella forums tell you otherwise: there’s no such thing as a perfect umbrella."   — Andrew Goble, GQ, "The Best Umbrellas Are Tough Enough for Downpours and Cheap Enough to Lose Without Crying," 2 May 2018  

charlatan (shär-lə-tən)2018-07-16T09:00:15-04:00

May Events for Writers


Wed May 9, 2018 · 4:30 pm, Senior Thesis Readings in Fiction Prospect House · Presented by: Program in Creative Writing. Creative writing seniors read from their thesis work in fiction. Library Live at Labyrinth Presents: Mark C. Serreze — Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Thu May 10, 2018 - Sun May 13, 2018 · 8:00 pm,  Trailing Rhiannon Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Music Theater ,  Program in Theater A new musical play by senior Emma Watkins that interweaves Celtic folk music with the storytelling [...]

May Events for Writers2018-05-08T16:19:29-04:00

April Events for Writers


  Events for Writers Library Live at Labyrinth Presents Min Jin Lee — Pachinko: A Novel Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton Labyrinth and The Princeton Public Library are proud to present National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee, who will be reading from and talking about her celebrated new novel, a saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family’s fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. Vanessa Grigoriadis & Anne McClintock in Conversation — Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus Thursday, April 19th, [...]

April Events for Writers2018-04-10T15:21:47-04:00

opalescent (ō-pə-ˈle-sᵊnt )


Definition Having a play of lustrous rainbow colors. In Context "... We moved from place to place, imbibing the nectar of different cultures, much like the opalescent hummingbird." Kira Jane Buxton,“The Hummingbird and the Pine Tree,” The New York Times, April 14, 2017.

opalescent (ō-pə-ˈle-sᵊnt )2018-03-26T09:00:25-04:00

March Events for Writers


Reading by Osama Alomar & Luc Sante Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:30 PM Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex FREE and open to the public Syrian-born poet and fiction writer Osama Alomar and Whiting Award-winning author Luc Sante read from their work on Wednesday, March 28, as part of the 2017-18 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing. Panel: Words Without Borders: The Translation of Books March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Princeton Public Library The translation of books facilitates the migration of text between languages and allows ideas and stories to travel to other [...]

March Events for Writers2018-03-13T11:55:18-04:00

agathism (A-gə-thi-zəm)


Definition (Noun) The doctrine that all things tend toward ultimate good. In Context "The third choice regarding how to deal with life's unfortunate occurrences, and the way I recommend we live life, is to take what I call an agathist approach. An agathist is someone who believes that in the long run, even though bad things sometimes happen, everything will eventually work out for the best." Robert Puff Ph.D., Psychology Today, 2011

agathism (A-gə-thi-zəm)2018-01-22T08:00:47-05:00

succor (ˈsə-kər)


Definition (Noun) assistance in time of difficulty (Verb) to provide help in a difficult situation In Context "Throughout much of Mexico City on Tuesday, nightfall brought an eerie quietude, as businesses closed early and people sought the succor of their families at home. But in the hardest hit neighborhoods, the landscape was different: blocks cast in darkness from power failures were punctuated by nodes of intense activity." Kirk Semple,“Mexico City Volunteers Venture Out in Force to Aid Quake Victims,"The New York Times, 2017.

succor (ˈsə-kər)2017-11-06T09:00:14-05:00

syzygy ( ˈsi-zə-jē )


Definition (Noun) The nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system   In Context "Even the astronomical term for that type of straight-line planetary arrangement is dope: syzygy." Clay Skipper, GQ, "The Solar Eclipse: A Review," 21 Aug. 2017  

syzygy ( ˈsi-zə-jē )2017-10-30T08:00:31-04:00

Fall 2017 GradSpeak Kickoff Sept. 20th and Sept. 27th


Wednesday, September 20 | Noon-1:30pm Dillon Court East Wednesday, September 27 | Noon-1:30 pm Dillon Court East   Join us as the new academic year begins to sharpen your public speaking skills. GradSpeak is a workshop offered monthly to enhance graduate students' public speaking skills. Practice is encouraged and feedback is given in a constructive supportive environment. Each session will have a topic to practice (for example: your research in a nutshell) and a focus on technical skill such as diction or eye contact with the audience. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and PrincetonWrites. Space is limited to 10 graduate students. Please [...]

Fall 2017 GradSpeak Kickoff Sept. 20th and Sept. 27th2017-09-13T14:07:09-04:00
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