facetious[smoulder] [ smohl-der ]
The word of the day is ‘smoulder’.
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence and the word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
Yes, the past form of the word is smouldered.
2. Burn slowly with smoke but no flame.
1. Dry and worm-eaten, a spark upon them became a smoulder, and a smoulder ablaze.
2. In a moment he had smothered the smoulder and was beating off the sparks with his ruler.
3. It may smoulder unobserved, but a breath will fan it into flame!
4. My hope was to keep them in, to let them smoulder in their own ashes.
5. By this time the clothes of both lads had begun to smoulder.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
blaze, boil, rage, bristle, desire, fume, lust, seethe, simmer, tingle, yearn, be angry, be aroused, be inflamed, be passionate, be stirred up, breathe fire, eat up, burn slowly, smoke, glow, reek etc.
Some antonyms of this word of the day are:
be happy, dislike, aid, cool, extinguish, help, put out, quench, smother, stifle, subdue, wet.
It’s the little details I love. How to fletch your arrows with owl feathers, because owls fly silently, so maybe your arrows will, too. How to carry fire in a piece of smouldering fungus wrapped in birchbark. These are the things which help a world come alive.Michelle Paver
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