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WIYM: Vocabulary Postcard Swap #2

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WIYM: Vocabulary Postcard Swap #2
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:couchart (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:March 7, 2016
Date items must be sent by:March 28, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Vocabulary Postcard Swap #2

I love words and I love postcards, so I thought I would join the two
in a fun swap. Will you join me in an adventure? Perhaps you will learn a new word or two or, if you know the words already, it will
give you a chance to use one of them by sending a postcard that you think reflects the meaning of one of the words.

The way this swap works is as follows:

  1. I have listed below five words that one does not typically hear used in every day conversation. Also provided is the definition of the word, several synonyms (a synonym is a word or phrase
    that means exactly or nearly the same thing), and an example
    of how the word is used within a sentence.

  2. You will pick one postcard from your collection that you think reflects one of the words, the meaning of the selected word, or some aspect of what the word means. Your interpretation can be creative, but you need to be able to explain it (see next instruction).

  3. On the back of the card you need to identify yourself, the name of the swap, the word your card is supposed to represent, and
    why you think your card fits your chosen word.

  4. Address the postcard and send it to your partner.

  5. When you receive a postcard from the partner you were
    assigned to, please be open to the sender’s interpretation,
    even if you think it might seem a little far-fetched. This swap
    isn’t about receiving items that match our own interpretations,
    but in discovering how someone else interprets the same
    thing. Do not rate someone down because you don’t care
    for the card or the sender’s interpretation, if they have
    otherwise met the swap requirements.

  6. The postcard you send should be in good condition, barring
    what might happen to it in transit.

  7. You must have a rating of at least 4.95 to play and no recent unexplained ratings of 3 or 1.

Here are the words from which you will choose one:

DOWNCAST
Definition: Filled with melancholy and despondency.
Synonyms: low spirited, gloomy, dispirited, blue, depressed, 
grim
Usage: He walked through the door with a glum, downcast expression, and I knew without asking that the interview had
not gone well.

INTERMINGLE
Definition: To mix or cause to mix or mingle together.
Synonyms: blend, intermix
Usage: The office mail has been intermingled with the
outgoing mail, and it is going to take me all afternoon to
sort through it!

SVELTE
Definition: Slender or graceful in figure or outline; slim; urbane or sophisticated.
Synonyms: lithe, supple, slender
Usage: The new mum showed off her svelte beach body
in Barbados, 10 months after giving birth to daughter Jean.

CALLOW
Definition: Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature;
(of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
Synonyms:inexperienced, juvenile, naive, immature, raw, 
untried, green, unsophisticated, guileless
Usage: Although he is 25, he still behaves like a callow
youth in some ways.

PITCH
Definition: To throw, usually with careful aim; to discard
by throwing; to erect or establish; set up; to set firmly; implant; embed; any of various thick, dark, sticky substances and used 
for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
Synonyms: throw, fling, hurl, launch, erect, raise, tar, asphalt
Usage: I pitched my worn-out sneakers. We pitched stakes
in the ground.

I hope you will join me in this swap and that it will be fun.

Cynthia

Discussion

Earlybirdprojects 03/ 8/2016 #

can the cards be handmade, or must be store bought?

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