DFOWW Daphany’s Free Online Writing Workshop Obdurate Definition: unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn adjective I’ll use it in a sentence: ● Despite the Bible’s warning, of the upcoming destruction, against ungodly men; most people remain obdurate and contemptuous of the Bible. ● Even though Carlos was remorseful for the crimes he committed,Continue reading “Obdurate”


DFOWW Daphany’s Free Online Writing Workshop Genial Definition: friendly and cheerful warm and welcoming adjective I’ll use it in a sentence: ● Brenda fell in love, with her best friend Sylvester, because of his down to earth, genial personality.  ● We were all woebegone and saturnine upon learning of the genial “Jeopardy” host, Alex Trebek’s,Continue reading “Genial”


DFOWW Daphany’s Free Online Writing Workshop Cogitate Definition: Think deeply about something; meditate or reflect. To meditate deeply or intently. verb I’ll use it in a sentence ● Unfortunately, because Fred smoked cigarettes and didn’t cogitate, the long term pernicious side effects of smoking; he developed lung cancer. ● After dating Marvin for six months,Continue reading “Cogitate”


DFOWW Daphany’s Free Online Writing Workshop Farouche Definition: Unsociable or shy and socially awkward. Disorderly or intimidating in appearance or behavior; wild. Outrageous or extreme. In French, “farouche” can mean wild or shy, just as it does in English. adjective I’ll use it in a sentence: ● As a car salesperson, you can’t be faroucheContinue reading “Farouche”


adjective  Definition:  Unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people.  Tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy.  Giving offense by discriminating unfairly.  Examples of invidious in a sentence:  • Noah’s invidious affectation, angered his co-workers.*  • Invidious lawmakers, continue to exclude those born intersex, from being recognized in law.  • Victor’s invidious, ostentatiousContinue reading “Invidious”


adjective Definition:  1. Juvenile, immature, and lacking good judgement.  2. Conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed.  Examples of sophomoric in a sentence:  • The Judge was outraged by the defendant’s sophomoric humor, while being questioned by the prosecutor.  • The Acting United States Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker’s, testimony before Congress, was sophomoric andContinue reading “Sophomoric”


adjective Definition: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight. Examples of bellicose in a sentence: • Because of Hector’s bellicose behavior at the mall, he was arrested by police for disorderly conduct. • I’d rather surround myself with convivial people than bellicose fools. • Everyone avoided Justin at work because of his bellicose personality.  • It’sContinue reading “Bellicose”