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The Snazzy Words Challenge || 10 August 2018

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 Challenge Name: The Snazzy Words Challenge

Challenge Deadline: August 10

Accepted Fandom(s): Harry Potter is easiest for me, but I'm open to other options so feel free to ask!

Accepted Ratings: Anything accepted on HPFT.

Challenge Details:

  • There is a list of words below, definition included. The point of the challenge is to include as many of the words as possible into a story.
  • The words must be used according to their definition.
  • Word count: 3000 words max; one chapter only.
  • A fresh one-shot is preferred, but not mandatory. You can add a new chapter to a pre-existing story.
  • Minor changes to the listed words (i.e., adapting tenses, using a plural instead of a singular) are fine. You may also use 'bamboozle', 'flabbergast' and 'discombobulate' as adjectives rather than verbs if preferred.
  • Please include the name of the challenge in your story summary.

Now, onto the list! All definitions save for 'cattywampus' (also spelled 'catawampus') are from the Oxford Dictionary of English.

  • Bamboozle, v.: cheat or fool.
  • Flabbergast, v.: surprise (someone) greatly; astonish.
  • Discombobulate, v.: disconcert or confuse (someone).
  • Shenanigans, pl. n.: secret or dishonest activity or manoeuvring. Silly or high-spirited behaviour, mischief.
  • Cattywampus, adj.:  not lined up or not arranged correctly.
  • Lollygag, v.: spend time aimlessly; idle. Dawdle.
  • Malarkey, n.: meaningless talk; nonsense.
  • Kerfuffle, n.: a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views.
  • Brouhaha, n.: a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something.
  • Nincompoop, n.: a foolish or stupid person.
  • Skedaddle, v.: depart quickly or hurriedly; run away.
  • Pumpernickel, n.: dark, dense German bread made from coarsely ground wholemeal rye.

Rewards:

  • A review per entry
  • Graphic awards
  • Five additional reviews for the author in first place
  • Three additional reviews for the author in second place
  • An additional review for the author in third place

Have fun, and please don't hesitate to ask for clarification!

 

 

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why do I keep entering challenges omg this sounds like so much fun, in!

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Nix

Not sure what I'm gonna write yet but I am so in! This looks like so much fun!

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Aphoride

Imma be a maybe :) (How flexible is your 3k limit? :P )

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Rumpelstiltskin

I might have an idea :shifty:-- could I possibly be a maybe? 

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Pixileanin

ME!!!!!!!

(Is so excited)

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Pixileanin

Sorry for the double post.  Are multiple entries allowed?

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On 04/06/2018 at 8:28 PM, Aphoride said:

Imma be a maybe :) (How flexible is your 3k limit? :P )

I'm going to channel my professors and go with a 10% margin!

On 04/06/2018 at 9:20 PM, Rumpelstiltskin said:

I might have an idea :shifty:-- could I possibly be a maybe? 

Absolutely!

On 07/06/2018 at 12:57 PM, Pixileanin said:

Sorry for the double post.  Are multiple entries allowed?

Yes, but I'll be counting each entry separately -- if you use all the words over different entries, it won't count as them having been all used, if that makes sense?

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Pixileanin

That totally makes sense.  Thanks!

 

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Deeds

I have a horrible track record lately but when I read the list of words I immediately got an idea! I'm hoping I will get an entry in. It will more than likely be extremely ridiculous. :D 

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TreacleTart

I am in for this!

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MalfoysAngel

Put me down as a maybe.

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poppunkpadfoot

I’ll be a maybe 🙈

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Deeds

My silly entry is live! It's the first story I've written in a little over a year....:D Thanks for getting the juices flowing again.

Those Curious Gryffindor Boys (M)

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just.a.willow.tree

I have my entry for you!! ❤️

egg (M) from the fandom How to Train Your Dragon 😋

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val

Oh, blast, I've been swamped and haven't been able to post here sooner. In light of a number of messages I've received, I've elected to up the wordcount to 4.000 instead of 3.000. 

I apologise a million times over if this message comes too late and am of course willing to extend the deadlines if need be!

@Deeds @just.a.willow.tree thank you both for your entries; please pm me if the above change affects you in any way so we can find a solution!!

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Pixileanin

Hey, I've finished my entry, but my beta needs another day or two.  Can I have a little bit of an extension, please?

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Pixileanin

I'm putting mine in the queue tonight.  I'll just have to put the edits in later as they come.

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