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Word of the Day #1 - Portico

Words hold a strange affinity for me, when I come across a new word that I haven't seen before I love to research it to understand the Author's intentions when they chose that word.  My aim is to have a word of the day for an entire year and we will see where it takes us from their.

The word of the day today is: Portico

I first came across this when I was reading Robert Galbraith's A Cuckoo's Calling, book one of a trilogy written by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith.

Portico is a noun, defined as - a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building.

If you haven't read the Cormoran Strike Trilogy I highly recommend it.

Let me know in the comments below if there is a particular word that you'd like me to feature.


  1. Trying to post again. Seems my first attempt failed. Just wanted to say I stumbled across this site moments ago and saw, as two “words of the day” both Portico and Auspicious. These are regularly used words in my own writing about those women who wielded power in Ancient Rome. Talk about auspicious!


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