Here at Untethered Realms, we're taking on the Challenge as a group. Each day, one of us will be sharing with you a teaser from one of our books...except that today has a peculiar twist to it.
Welcome to the A to Z special edition of Tuesday Tea!
What's in a word? More than meets the eye if Jezebel's in charge! It's R day and our mischievous vixen wanted to challenge each of the Untethered Realms members - after they've imbibed some of her special blend of punch, of course. The R words below were given to her victims for definition with, uh, unique results. And the actual definitions? See for yourself how well our lovely contestants did. Not too well, I'd say, but they look like they're having fun over at the bar!
Racemiferous – “An
amorous race of tree elves bent on turning all humans into their sex slaves."
Actual definition: bearing
clusters or bunches
Ramentum – “When your momentum is so great that you just have to ram into the back of
scale on plants
Rifacimento – “A magical pepper commonly substituted for the Pimento pepper in
Underworld recipes. A favorite ingredient in Jezebel’s concoctions. Not
recommended for human digestive systems. Produces severe side effects, both
physical and mental.”
Actual definition: recasting
of a literary or musical work
Rittmaster – “Derives from the Old High German writtershreckermeister, the master of the writtershrecker. A writtershrecker is an extinct creature with the head of a rat, the body of a squirrel, and the tail of a beaver. Chiefly nocturnal, it lived a semi-aquatic life in castle moats, preying on anyone drunk or stupid enough to fall in. Its origin is unknown, assumed to be the work of a witch or alchemist. Hunters specializing in exterminating the beasts were known as writtershreckermeisters. The modern term now applies to rat exterminators.”
a captain of cavalry
Roborant – “When a robot has lost its temper and tells anyone within earshot or receiving
range why it's angry. A human can be also be described as having a roborant when
they become annoyed or frustrated with an automated appliance such as a food
Actual definition: strengthening
drug or tonic
Rooirhebok – “The battle cry the ice giants give before fighting in
Ragnarok. In their language, it means "Down with humans."
Actual definition: reddish
South African antelope
Roup – “Is a
seal performance. That's seal with a small s not a capital one. When they bark
and clap their fins, that's a roup.”
Actual definition: poultry
Ructation – 1. “The art of painting your truck with either your dog's likeness or
in a style your dog enjoys.” 2. “Taking dictation from a dominatrix, and you
must get it perfect no matter what she's doing to you at the time or else
you're punished further.”
Actual definition: the
act of belching
Rummer – “a
clan of moonshining goblins that spend their days brewing rum, smuggling it to
other races and laughing when its 250 proof liquor puts them under the table.
The act of this hyena-like laughter is colloquially known as rumming. Waking up
in a ditch with a hangover is referred to as being rummed."
Actual definition: large
Rutilant – “Rutilant describes the angular digging activity of the long-clawed
native ice dragons that live in the perma-frost of Europa. Discovered in 2127,
they were named after Russian born biologist, Astronaut Antony Rutilant in
Earth’s second global mission to that planet.”
Actual definition: shining;
T. F. Walsh
Rabulous – “Rabulous is when someone describes something so
amazing, it puts people in an animated state whereby they froth at the mouth
with excitement. People who don’t froth at the mouth during such an event are
referred to as “rab.””
Actual definition: scurrilous
Word definitions courtesy of Phrontistery
The virtual punch bowl is flowing! Have a glass or two...after you've signed the standard waivers, of course.