TikTok “Word of the Day” videos

I enjoy finding words I don’t know. I like to learn their definitions and their backgrounds. I don’t know if everyone enjoys words, or if it’s only writers, but I’m having fun making these videos. Let’s see how many you know!

@paulapeckham

Do you know today’s word? Pulchritude. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday My main character in Protected (coming out March, 2022) has a natural pulchritude. PaulaPeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 11-10-2021 – BHS – pulchritude
@paulapeckham

Word of the day – mardy. If you’ve spent five minutes around a teenager in your life, you’re gonna love this word. Thanks, Mark, for another submission. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday My upcoming book, Protected, tells the story of nine kids left stranded on their way to Texas in a wagon train. Plenty of mardy teens in that book. Look for it in March, 2022.

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 11-7-2021 – Burleson, TX – mardy
@paulapeckham

Word of the day! I guessed this had something to do with ice skating. I wasn’t TOO far off. Do you know this one? Glissade #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 11-3-2021 – Burleson, TX – glissade
@paulapeckham

Be honest. Did you have ANY idea what a Firth was before today? #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday PaulaPeckham.com No firths involved in my book, Protected, but we do see the San Antonio River.

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 11-2-2021 – Burleson, TX – firth
@paulapeckham

WOTD- pot-valor. Possibly also known as false courage. Thanks, Jodi, for sending it in. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday PaulaPeckham.com Need ideas for Christmas gifts? Check out my two latest books – Christmas anthologies. Great for getting your holiday spirit woken up. “Christmas Love Through the Ages” and “Texas Heirloom Ornament.”

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-31-2021 – Burleson, TX – pot-valor
@paulapeckham

Word of the Day – inveterate. Do you know what it means? Can you use it in a sentence? #booktok #wordoftheday #writersoftiktok PaulaPeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-29-2021 – BHS – inveterate
@paulapeckham

Spanish to English. What does “flauta” mean? #booktok #wordoftheday #writersoftiktok PaulaPeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-28-2021 – Burleson, TX – flauta
@paulapeckham

Word of the day comes from the writing community. Ever heard of a dinkus? #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-29-2021 – Burleson, TX – dinkus
@paulapeckham

Today’s word is guest submitted by fellow author, Rue Sparks. Check out her new book that just launched, The Fable of Wren. I bet you don’t know this one! I’ve never heard of it before today. It’s a good one. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday PaulaPeckham.com Check out my latest book as well – Texas Heirloom Ornament. It’s a Christmas anthology.

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-26-2021 – Burleson, TX – struthious
@paulapeckham

Word of the day, courtesy of DuoLingo. Pinto #booktok #wordoftheday #writersoftiktok PaulaPeckham.com My debut novel, Protected, comes out in March, 2022, and it is set in Texas. There is a lot of Spanish in the story.

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-24-2021 – Burleson, TX – pinto
@paulapeckham

More words to pronounce as if the were the names of Greek heroes: Articles, barnacles, bicycles, chronicles, icicles, intangibles, obstacles, particles, reptiles, spectacles, tentacles, vehicles. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday PaulaPeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-23-2021 – Burleson, TX – pronouncing words as they are the names of Greek heroes
@paulapeckham

Word of the day. Unless you’re Mark Rankin, I’ll bet you a coke you don’t know this word. But you’re gonna laugh when you hear what it means. Enjoy! #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday PaulaPeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
10-22-2021 – Burleson High School, Burleson, TX – Tmesis
10-20-2021 – Burleson, TX – Hoosegow
10-18-2021 – Burleson, TX – guest speaker Julianna
@paulapeckham

Word of the day – mawkish. It’s from Downton Abbey, so maybe my Brit friends know it? #booktok #booktokwriters #wordoftheday PaulaPeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
10-16-2021 – South Padre Island, TX – Mawkish
@paulapeckham

Word of the day is Italian. And delicious. Try it out. Tinyurl.com/drfdsbcb #booktok #booktokwriters #wordoftheday

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
10-15-2021 – South Padre Island, TX – Gnocchi
10-13-2021 – McAllen, TX – Wizened
@paulapeckham

Not sure why I sort of knew this one – somnambulist. Couldn’t have recited the exact definition, but I’d have gotten close. #booktok #writersoftiktok

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-12-2021 – Chesapeake Bay, MD – Somnambulist
Posted 10-10-2021 – Havre de Grace, MD – Non-pareils
@paulapeckham

Unless you’re a historian, you may never have even HEARD this word. Who knows it? “Manumission.” Brag on yourself if you knew it already. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday #acfw Paulapeckham.com

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-7-2021 – Burleson, TX – Manumission
@paulapeckham

Word of the Day was used to describe Facebook, so you know it’s going to be bad. Pernicious. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday #acfw

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-6-2021 – Briar Oaks, TX – Pernicious
@paulapeckham

Surely I’m not the only one who didn’t know this word. Comment with your best guess and we’ll laugh at the worst ones. Defenestration #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-5-2021 – Briar Oaks, TX – Defenestration
@paulapeckham

Word of the day – peripatetic. No cheating! Don’t look it up. Best guess? What’s it mean? #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday Check out paulapeckham.com.

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-4-2021 – Fort Worth, TX – Peripatetic
@paulapeckham

Word of the day – obeisance. #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday I’m just happy it’s cool enough to sit outside in the afternoon in Texas and not melt.

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-3-2021 – Burleson, TX – Obseisance
@paulapeckham

Never heard this word before. In my defense, the definition does describe it as “archaic.” #booktok #writersoftiktok #wordoftheday

♬ original sound – Paula Peckham
Posted 10-3-2021 – Annapolis, MD – Chirurgical
Posted 10-2-2021 – Burleson, TX – reintarnation
Posted 10-2-2021 in Baltimore, MD – Relict
Posted 9-22-2021 in Burleson, TX – Discomposed