Though today's word could have been something cool like Vendetta (I loved the movie V for Vendetta btw), I chose a word that aptly describes so many of us writers in social situations. It is the word Verecund, and it means:
bashful, modest, or shy
I don't know about the rest of you, but it took me some time to get past my introverted habits when it comes to social gatherings. People that knew me in high school would probably see the difference in who I was compared to who I am now as night and day. Part of that is a higher level of self-confidence, but sometimes I just have to force myself to deal.
This is another great writer's word. Used in the right passage, I could definitely see it used effectively to describe a given character. Who knows, by the time I finish this A to Z, I could have given one of you 26 new tools for your writer's toolbox.
What are your thoughts on this word?