COUNTER-INTUITIVE: not agreeing with what seems right or natural


Our minds are programmed in such a way that when we click on a topic or subject we expect a specific response to appear. For instance, if we think “grandmother” we expect an image of our grandmother to appear in our mind.  If, however, an image of our first dog appears, it is counter-intuitive.   That’s […]

BAILIFF: an officer, similar to a sheriff or a sheriff’s deputy, employed to execute writs and processes, make arrests, keep order in the court, etc.

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I get an awful lot of the words for this blog from the material I read.  I am regularly impressed with the way in which my favorite authors use words, and my hope is to find ways to be comparable to them.   Every writing course I have ever taken has told me that the best […]