Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Wordnik Word of the Day: Lucubratory

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lucubratory

(adj) Composed by candle-light; pertaining to nocturnal study or serious thought.

This word comes from the Latin 'lucubrare', to work by lamplight. To 'lucubrate' means 'to study earnestly or laboriously, as by candle-light.'

Wordnik Word of the Day: Remolino

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remolino

In Italian use, a whirlwind, especially the smaller whirls such as the waterspout at sea and the sandspout or dust-whirl on land.

This word may be applied figuratively to the spirit, witch, or demon imagined as animating a whirlwind.

Wordnik Word of the Day: Rabblement

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rabblement

Idle, silly talk; babblement.

A tumultuous crowd or assemblage; a disorderly rout; a rabble.

Refuse; dregs.

This word comes from the Middle English ‘rablen,’ speak in a rapid, confused manner, probably imitative of hurry and confusion.

Wordnik Word of the Day: Lucifugous

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lucifugous

Shunning light; avoiding daylight: applied to various animals, as bats, cockroaches, etc.

‘Lucifugous’ comes from the Latin ‘lucere,’ to shine, and ‘fugax,’ apt to flee, timid.