noun bal·ance | \ ˈba-lən(t)s \ 1a physical equilibrium 1b the ability to retain one’s balance 2a stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis when the two sides of the scale are in balance 2b equipoise between contrasting, opposing, or interacting elements
[Snipped the much longer definition entry from Merriam-Webster in the interest of space…or possibly to save time…or just being lazy.]
It is often tricky to achieve writing balance, somewhere between verbosity and concise clarity.
Working on Wordle Can be a big hurdle Unless by mere chance The word comes at a glance.
I admit to being hooked on the daily word puzzle Wordle™ and often struggle to reorganize the “good but in wrong place” letters. My daughter, who also plays every day, is convinced that success is almost purely guesswork.
noun con·clave | \ ˈkän-ˌklāv \ 1 a private meeting or secret assembly especially : a meeting of Roman Catholic cardinals secluded continuously while choosing a pope 2 a gathering of a group or association
The group’s moderators met in conclave to share their experiences, successes and gripes.
verb dis·cern | \ di-ˈsərn, -ˈzərn \ discerned; discerning; discerns transitive verb 1a : to detect with the eyes 1b : to detect with senses other than vision 2 : to recognize or identify as separate and distinct : discriminate 3 : to come to know or recognize mentally intransitive verb to see or understand the difference
Jeff carefully perused the artwork, striving to discern the perspective of the creator.
noun as·pi·ra·tion | \ ˌa-spə-ˈrā-shən \ 1a a strong desire to achieve something high or great an aspiration to become famous —usually plural 1b an object of such desire An acting career is her aspiration. 2 a drawing of something in, out, up, or through by or as if by suction: such as a : the act of breathing and especially of breathing in b : the withdrawal (as by suction) of fluid or tissue from the body the aspiration of stomach fluids c : the taking of foreign matter into the lungs with the respiratory current problems caused by the aspiration of fluids into the patient’s lungs 3 linguistics a : audible breath that accompanies or comprises a speech sound
“Suck it up!” admonished Sally, who had no aspirations to gentile language.