Watching Words

Hey blog readers!


A girl with a soul of solitude, Eloise and a ghostly girl Anna have an adventure. A house is brought to life with the magical girl and Eloise and they have a friendship that is stronger than most. Until Eloise realizes something in common with something of her past with the girl. Her nostalgia dose begins.

I made that blurb. I am in love with the book Cicada Summer by Kate Constable and have read it 5 times. It is a brilliant book and I love it so much. The story is sublime, amazing and it’s very interesting. The cover is very nice also.

I took quite some time making examples and getting information so please read till end! 🙂

Falter [fawl-ter] :

Origin middle English

To hesitate, lose strength or momentum/move unsteadily/speak hesitantly


As she spoke, she faltered. Her voice sounded broken as she held her tears.

Geelong cats was on a winning streak; while the Hawks faltered.

Her pale dress falters in the wind as the stands on the porch in front of the wire door she just slammed closed.

Decay [dih-kay] :

Origin Old North French/Middle English

To rot, to decline in something or for something to degrade.


His mental heath was decayed too much and it was very distressing.

His excellence decays as he makes silly and influential mistakes.

Maroon [muh-roon] :

Origin French/Middle French

To isolate or abandon in an often dangerous place without much or any resource.

A dark brown/red


His shirt was the color Maroon.

He was punished with being marooned to a lonely room. He had nothing to do in there.

Psychology [sahy-koluh-jee] :

Origin: New Latin

The science of thought processes and mental heath

The science of an animal or human behaviors.

Can be confused with:

psychoanalysis, psychotherapy


The psychology of their behavior was very unexplainable.

The psychology of the killer was very weird and he needed help.

Danny began taking courses in college on psychology.

Queasy [kwee-zee] :

Origin: Late Middle English

To feel nausea, sickness or uneasy


She felt queasy as she walked home alone.

He was feeling queasy after eating too much at his birthday party.

Memento [muhmen-toh] :

Origin: Latin/Middle English

A object or item kept as something to bring back memory; a keepsake

Also less commonly spelt momento; both are correct fundamentally according to some sites


They offered a necklace and I have it till this day. A memento of last Christmas.

I keep my school books as mementos of when I was younger.












3 thoughts on “Watching Words

  1. Wow, great job Joy! I love how you included examples of sentences for each of the words. I found it easier to understand what the words meant. I also love how you made your own blurb! It was awesome!?

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