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Prompt for the Week: July 31

Looking into the setting sun, I saw ...

Word for the Week: July 31

Clerestory: pronounced "clear-a story" or "clear story"
An outside wall that rises above the rest of the roof, containing windows.

An architectural term that historically referenced the walls which rose above the lower roofs of the aisles and contained windows in a Roman basilica, Romanesque, or Gothic church.

Modern usage: Any windows above eye level. Used to let in light.

Prompt for the Week: July 24

One day before the flood I ...

Word for the Week: July 24

Antediluvian: Traditionally, the period in the bible between the creation of the earth and the flood, chapters 1-6 in Genesis.

Colloquially, any ancient and murky time.

Prompt for the Week: July 17

Once upon a time, I followed the waters of a great river, along the way I found...

Word for the Week: July 17

Riparian: Pertaining to, dwelling on, relating to, the banks of a waterway. An area influenced by a stream or river.

Prompt for the Week: July 10

If I could travel back in time, I would visit...

Word for the Week: July 10

Colonnade: A long row of columns, often connected together by an entablature.

Entablature: In classical architecture, the superstructure of moldings and bands which lie on top of a row of columns to connect them together.

Prompt for the Week: July 3

The aspect I like the most about my appearance is...

Word for the Week: July 3

Mien: appearance or manner, especially showing one's inner state.

Her mien betrayed her embarrassment.