Set 10 – Five New Words For Jan 10

Theme Whose what?

1. crow’s feet

MEANING:
noun: Wrinkles in the skin around the outer corners of the eyes.

USAGE:
“He stares at himself in the mirror, the curls now grey, the crow’s feet deepening like grooves worked into wood.”

2. god’s penny (godz PEN-ee)

MEANING:
noun: Earnest money: a small sum given to show commitment and to bind a contract in a purchase, with the remaining amount due later.

USAGE:
“The exchange of God’s penny was the common seal of a deal.”

3. fool’s paradise

MEANING:
noun: A state of happiness based on false hopes.

USAGE:
“She’d been living in a fool’s paradise, hoping for his heart, for his ardor at least.”
Diana Palmer; Noelle; Ivy Books; 1995.

4. winner’s circle

MEANING:
noun: A select group of winners or those considered worthy.

USAGE:
“I’m not sure being Peter’s fifth fiancée will put you in the winner’s circle.”

5. writer’s block

MEANING:
noun: A usually temporary psychological inhibition preventing one from proceeding with a piece of writing.

USAGE:
This writer’s block is terrible. I don’t know how to get the story to flow again.”

 

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