March 2016 NaHaiWriMo Writing Prompts

 

Selected by Michael Rehling

 

1

metadata (data that describes other data; meta is a prefix that in most information technology usages means “an underlying definition or description”—been in the news a lot lately, but the word itself fascinates me)

2

truculent (eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant)

3

gestalt (an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts)

4

extinct

5

catalyst (a person or thing that precipitates an event)

6

freethinker (a person who rejects accepted opinions)

7

seclusion

8

impermanent

9

spatial (of or relating to space)

10

hierarchy

11

absolute

12

organic

13

murky

14

intimate

15

irregular

16

residue

17

cracker

18

attrition (the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure)

19

madness (Okay, I am pandering to the American crowd with a basketball word! I plead guilty! But I do think in a political year that all of you can find something to write about.)

20

elegiac (especially of a work of art; having a mournful quality)

21

incomplete

22

cosmic (of or relating to the universe or cosmos)

23

earthy

24

metaphysics (the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space)

25

tweet

26

gastronomic

27

almost

28

gone (not present : no longer at a place: no longer existing: no longer living)

29

doom (what a verb that is!)

30

lyrics

31

meticulous