Prowl

In response to Roam

Roam synonyms: drift, meander, prowl, ramble, saunter, stray, stroll, traipse, tramp, trek, wander….
Black Panther Prowl
On the Prowl

Prowl… growl.

There is nothing aimless about a big cat on the prowl.

Imminent lethal intent. Focused. Targeted. Stealthy.

Although I understand completely why the various ways we use prowl made the list of roam synonyms, the word’s essential meaning makes it an antonym to every synonym since linger.

Prowl is a word with purpose, weapons locked. A black panther in the darkness, preparing to pounce.

And, yeah, I’d grown bored of meandering. 😉

Want to Play?

First, pick a synonym from below. Now tell us what you picked in a comment. If you like, add a few words (or a bunch of words) about why you picked it. Or maybe use it to inspire a poem or micro-fiction or… well, anything you like.

Some Prowl Synonyms:

move stealthily, slink, skulk, sneak, stalk, creep, roam, rove, cruise, hunt… more synonyms

EZPZ, right?

Just … play nice. (Check out the conditions of play if you’re not sure what nice means. ;))

You can also play by replying to any of the comments other people post. Use a thesaurus to find a synonym for the word in the comment, and reply with that.

Advanced Play

Want to play the advanced game? Use your chosen synonym as inspiration to create a new blog post: words, images, sound, video … just about anything, really.

You can think of this game as a one-word creativity prompt. Rather than give you the one word, I’m giving you a list of synonyms to choose your one word from.

I’ll post new words … frequently. Probably not daily, but often. However, there’s no hourglass counting down the time you have left. Feel free to play any word at any time.

If you create something I think is really cool, I’ll ask if we can repost it here, as a new word for others to play.

Here are the rules.

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