Word Spotlight Wednesdays

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Starting a new feature today, actually starting on a routine for the blog from now on. More on the routine and its usefulness will be coming tomorrow, today’s update being–Wednesdays are for Word Spotlights.

A writer colleague of mine used to send out a word of the day and I loved it. I will admit, I didn’t look at the words everyday, but when I did, I had fun. There were known words and unknowns, there were words small and big–all of them tickled my brain into pausing and thinking through.

As writers we craft stories, and words are our tool. Sometimes, my vocabulary tries to doze off when I do not train my mind regularly enough. So, I thought, this will be a good exercise for me. And maybe, it will help and entertain others out there also.

Without further ado, onto the word.

Today’s word is – “nascent”

Nascent [nas·cent] adj. Recently coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. Not yet fully developed; emerging. It is pronounced – “NAY-sent.”

From vocabulary.com

Nascent describes the birth or beginning of something, for example a civilization, a trend, an idea, or an action. It can also imply a future promise, like the nascent government of a new country.

Origin – early 17th century: from Latin nascent–‘being born,’ from the verb nasci.

Synonyms for nascent – burgeoning, fledgling, growing, incipient, promising, beginning

Antonyms for nascent – dying, shrinking, withering

Example sentences from Thesaurus.com

Current theories suggest that the nascent moon could not support the internal dynamo necessary to create a magnetic field.

When the original article was published, crowdsourcing still constituted a nascent business model.

It was cold and rainy, and there was only so much I was willing to sacrifice for a nascent crush.

The world needs to give this nascent activity a helping hand.

Hope you had fun, see you next week with another word .

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books. Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.

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