Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Commodious – Wordplay Wednesday™ 06/05/2019

When You Need to Think Big 

At times, common words just don’t cut it when you’re thinking and dreaming big. Here’s one for you …

COMMODIOUS (ke mōʹdē ɘs) adj. – offering plenty of room, spacious, roomy. [WW #219]  

It’s difficult to envision the average real estate agent (or home buyer) gesturing grandly with a flourish and gushing, “You’ll love this open-concept design. It’s so commodious!” … or its cousin, “capacious.” (“Able to contain or hold much; roomy, spacious”—sound familiar?)

Commodious may not be popular in conversation, but will, however, give your dialogue or narrative a lift in literary works and other writings. Certain characters (and people) are right at home with borderline pompous or grandiose words. Give it a try.

Word Challenge: COMMODIOUS. Whether it’s an office, a home, or the recesses of your mind, it can apply. So this week, think voluminous, ample, and airy, as you slip commodious into your week of expansive prose. Happy writing!

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


[LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!]

Note: Dictionary definitions are quoted from Webster’s New World College Dictionary.


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