"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all." ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

"I write when I dream and I dream when I write."

~Khadija Craddock

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Word of the Day...Use the word


\MUHN-duh-fahy\ , verb;
1. To purge or purify.
2. To cleanse.
The cleric, fatigued and mumpish, scolded her, saying that a woman of her burdensome years should return home and mundify her morphewed sins.    -- Edward Dahlberg, The Olive of Minerva: Or, The Comedy of a Cuckold
Vigorous efforts to mundify old nasty habits should find priority as a substruction on which the edifice of the efforts of humanising the police should be built.    -- Praveen Kumar, Indian Police

How will you use mundify?   

She looked in the gold oval mirror that reflected a shadow of her former self, evil scowling eyes winked at her as she burned the braid of sage to mundify the darkness seeping into every pore of her.
-- Khadija's sentence.