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Fun for Friday: December 2021 Writing Prompts

This cat is mostly in the box.

December, and the end of the year, are creeping up on us! So it’s time for the December 2021 writing prompts.

This month, I’ve got some wintery words, and I’ve also added a bunch of unusual words. Many of these are going to require looking them up to find out what they mean, though some of you might know all the words. (I can say that the unusual word on December 2 is an alternate definition for one of those words.) If you’re looking for an extra challenge, try using one of the unusual words and giving enough context within your piece that the meaning is apparent, but without just stating the definition of the word. It’s harder than you think for some words!

Of course, you don’t have to use the exact words. Perhaps looking up the definition for one of these unusual words will spark another related idea without using the word itself! And as always, some have more than one meaning, which gives you different avenues to approach them from!

Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day of a new month, when that falls on a Friday) for my History That Never Was writing prompts!

Day Word 1 Word 2 Word 3
1 harsh bucket katharometer
2 hurl hope hide
3 quoit discrimination old
4 dignity reluctance cardiograph
5 paraphasia dark abridge
6 floriscope shape long
7 melt gerdoying spin
8 helicopter lonely pogonology
9 kidney alcine justice
10 bleak current psychometry
11 couveuse new arctic
12 histogenesis truth celebration
13 two moineau absent
14 icy gifts sedulous
15 pewfellow tale annual
16 raw chatelaine sizzle
17 besotted severe rhubarb
18 agape ebriection jangle
19 opposition anapnea flux
20 dissent ajar goanna
21 pierce philomath wait
22 wet halo rhodopsin
23 janizary crackle equity
24 loden withdraw yarn
25 frigid sacerdotalism evaporate
26 extend dream ankyroid
27 augean dreary history
28 thaw absinthism discord
29 untouched distinct cinerarium
30 squintifego anticipation bite
31 cunning corella rejoice

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