Word of the Day: Pharisaic Writing Prompt [1]

I love words. When I graduated from high school I received an unabridged dictionary as a gift and I was absolutely ecstatic. (Yeah, I know I’m a nerd, okay?)

Anyway, I have the mobile app for Dictionary.com and I love how they send me the Word of the Day and I wanted to find some way to incorporate it into my daily life. So I thought it’d be cool to do a 100 word writing prompt with the WOTD. That way maybe it would stay in my head and I’d also be doing some writing.

So, without further ado, my latest addition to the blog: WOTD Writing Prompt!

Julie May couldn’t help but wonder if her neighbors invited her to church because they feared for her wayward soul, or if they were simply observing a strict set of pharisaic principles. Being a rambunctious 12 year old had its perks, but even Julie May wasn’t sure if her usual inquisitive nature could handle asking religious questions of Mrs. Matthews. For months she avoided her neighbors until one day little Jimmy Matthews let it slip that the reason Ma invited Julie was because she thought Julie didn’t get enough food at home and their church always served a picnic lunch afterwards.

pharisaic

\ far-uh-SEY-ik \  , adjective;

1. Practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical.

2. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees.

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