Word Of The Week (WOW #25)

Hi guys!

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

WOW-6

Word:

Waddle

Part Of Speech:

Verb 

Derivatives:

Waddler: noun

Pronunciation:

|ˈwɒd(ə)l| ; wad·dle

Meaning:

Walk with short steps and a clumsy swaying motion.

To walk with short steps swinging the forepart of the body from side to side

To move clumsily in a manner suggesting a waddle

Synonyms:

Toddle, totter, shamble, dodder, wobble.

Antonyms:

None.

Word Origin:

Late 16th century: perhaps a frequentative of wade.

Use In Sentence:

  • Three geese waddled across the road.duck-waddle
  • I walk with a waddle.pregnancy+waddle
  • Penguins are waddling.giphy-2

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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51 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #25)

  1. This made me smile! I meant to you I periodically started tweeting favorite words with a hashtag I made up and finagled!! #SapioLexophile

    ☺️☺️☺️☺️

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        • I’m feeling a lot better now, thanks 🙂
          I’m horribly behind my planned schedule and I guess tis weekend I’ll have to get everything straight.
          Writing a book requires so much discipline! I guess I’ll be needing 2 more weeks to get the rough editing down for my second draft.
          If you have some words of wisdom and advice for what should I do after the second corrected draft then please share! I’m really on the edge of completing my book and I’m starting to get panicked now (it’s a huge task to find a decent editor in India 😦 )
          If you know any editor who can help me edit my book (for a reasonable price) then please let me know 🙂
          Have a great day!

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          • I know how stressful the whole process is! As for editing your own drafts, there’s so much advice out there, much of it conflicting. Some people suggest self-editing multiple drafts before sending off to an editor. I’m not sure how many times I went though my Book 1 because I spent ages at first changing it from a fantasy to a straight historical fiction. Have you used beta readers? (I didn’t and won’t for my third book – but that’s just my way. I prefer to send it straight to my editor.)
            The editor I use is cheaper than many, but I’m not sure what you’d consider a reasonable price. He charges £295 for up to 80,000 words and £375 for up to a 100,000. Both of my books were a little over 100,000. He’s very thorough with both line editing and overall critique. His website really needs updating, so may not be appealing to you, but he’s lovely to work with. He’s my age, with a lot of experience behind him. I think he’ll do most genres, but not poetry. If you want to contact him, I can give you his email address. Take care, Heena. It sounds as though you need a good break. Millie 🙂

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            • Haha! Yea, I can definitely do with a long, long break! But I want to revise my second draft before the break… Thanks a lot for sharing about your way of going about the whole process.
              Yes, I’m going to have my book read by beta readers – 2 of them, one of them is a really good friend and the other one is a beta reader . I want to be sure before approaching the publishers as this is actually the first time I’ve written more than a couple hundred words (lol!)
              And sure, please send me the email address of your editor. I’m going to send the sample chapters to the agents here first, if I’ll get accepted by an agent and then a publisher then I won’t be getting the book edited on my own, but if I’ll have to consider self-publishing, I’ll contact him then. Thanks you so much 🙂
              I’m almost there and I can already feel how tiring all this really is, I’ll be starting on my second book in NaNoWriMo November… hehe! I’m enjoying writing stories so much that I already have another 2 forming in my mind! lol!
              I’m feeling so much better after talking to you Millie, I was feeling so overwhelmed that was almost on the point of loosing the hope just two days ago, but now I feel so much better ❤
              Thanks again Millie, you are the best 😀

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              • Well, if my words can help you to feel better, I’m really pleased. Writing can be stressful, and self-doubt plays a big part in it. I admire the fact that you’re sticking out for the traditional publishing route, too. If you can break into that, you’ll certainly have help with editing! As you say, writing can also be great fun. I put a quote about writing on my ‘3 Quote Challenge’ a while ago that covers it so well:
                ‘When it’s goung badly it’s like giving birth to a baby elephant. When it’s going well, it’s like reaching up to the stars.’ (by David Eddings, American fantasy writer, who died in 2009). I always think of that quote when I’m having my ups and downs. All writers have them.
                I’ll send my editor’s email address, but I hope you don’t need it! Happy writing… ❤

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