Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wonderful Word Wednesday: Simulacrum

It's Wonderful Word Wednesday again! Do you as a writer ever struggle finding that perfect word to describe something or you want to shake your writing up with some new words? Each Wednesday I post hand-picked descriptive words for writers and other vocabulary nerds out there. ;) 

noun, plural simulacra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh]
1.) a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
2.) an effigy, image, or representation:
a simulacrum of Aphrodite.

Example Sentence: A statue in front of the manor, provided a simulacrum of Mor's ancestor, Aithne Galbraith.

Mor, my main character from my steampunk fantasy Red Hood.

Have you seen or used this word before? What do you think of it?

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  1. This is a fun word! I've never heard of it before, but I like it (even if I'm not sure how often I'll use it, haha).

    Thanks for sharing it!

  2. It is! It's fun to say out loud lol. It's one of those specific words you can only use at certain times, but that's what makes it special. ;)

    You're welcome and thanks for commenting!