Word of the Day Wednesday: Mage

This Word of the Day Wednesday is inspired by Daley Downing’s book Rulers and Mages.

A few months ago, my friend asked what I was currently reading. I told her about the impressive YA book that I was lucky enough to “early read” called Rulers and Mages. She then asked, “What is a mage?”

I puffed out my chest all knowingly and said, it’s like a wizard….. a warlock…. a fairy…. yes, it must be Faye-related because the book is bursting with magic and fairies.

Anyway, I wasn’t convincing of my absolute knowledge of magical terminology.

She gave me a knowing look and I sheepishly Googled it for us.

Here is what I found:

So that is the exact definition according to Oxford Dictionary. No more faking it for me for a while.

If you haven’t read Downing’s The Order of the Twelve Tribes series yet, you really should. (That I do know.)

Happy Wednesday!

-Rach

Word of the Day Wednesday: Gaslighting

According to Urban Dictionary, gaslighting is,

A form of intimidation or psychological abuse, sometimes called Ambient Abuse where false information is presented to the victim, making them doubt their own memory, perception and quite often, their sanity.

See you next Wednesday where I will present a new word that catches my attention.

*I saw the word gaslighting in a Twitter conversation regarding feminism and I was so intrigued I had to look it up!*

-Rachel