I had written a blog on how I read on my phone through Kindle on the airplane ride to New York, yet it did not feel right.
Today is a pericarp day. I hear it already, “What is pericarp?”
Pericarp according to the dictionary online is the part of a fruit that surrounds the seed or seeds, including the skin, flesh, and, in some fruits, the core. It is the outer most skin of the ripened fruit.
Can I use pericarp the way I did? Most likely not, the word would be used in a different sentence. Yet, it had me thinking. If I can learn how to use one word each week I could expand my vocabulary 520 words in ten years. If I learned a new word daily, well I would be tired and know 3650 new words in ten years.
To use the pericarp better, I would say, “With full strength, she lifted the fruit to her nose inhaling ripeness from the pericarp.”
I know I am stretching it with the above sentence. This word was a word I choose for my writing practice. I had a doozy of a time finding a sentence for this word.
For a writing practice, I challenge you to use the word in a sentence. How would you include it into your current WIP?