In response to Roam
Roam synonyms: drift, meander, prowl, ramble, saunter, stray, stroll, traipse, tramp, trek, wander….
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
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.
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.