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The Human Body word list

This list contains words for body parts or words and phrases using body part association, or had the body part in the word or phrase itself.

ARM
Armband Armchair Armful
Armhole Armlet Armpit
Armrest Arm’s length Arm-twisting
Arm wrestling
BLOOD
Blood bank Bloodbath Blood brother
Blood cell Blood count Blood donor
Blooded Blood feud Bloodhound
Bloodshed Bloodshot Bloodstone
Bloodstream Bloodsucker Blood sugar
Blood test Bloodthirsty Blood-typing
Blood vessel Bloody Bloody-minded
Cold-blooded Hot-blooded Warm-blooded
BRAIN
Brainchild Brain drain Brainless
Brainpower Brain stem Brainstorm
Brain trust Brainwash Brain wave
Brainy
BROW
Browbeat Browed Eyebrow
Highbrow Lowbrow
EAR
Earache Ear clip Eardrop
Eardrum Eared Earflap
Earful Earlobe Ear lock
Earmuff Earring In one ear (out the other)
EYE
Eye bank Eye bar Eye bright
Eye chart Eye contact Eyecup
Eye lens Eye of the needle Eye opener
Eye shadow Eye train Eyeball
Eyebolt Eyebrow Eye-catching
Eyed Eyedropper Eyeglasses
Eyehole Eyelash Eyelet
Eyelid Eyeliner Eyepiece
Eyes opened Eyeshade Eyesight
Eyestrain Eyewitness Starry-eyed
FACE
Barefaced Face cloth Face-lift
Facemask Face sown Face value
Faceless Face-off Faceplate
Face-saver Face-to-face Facing
FINGER
Finger food Finger hold Finger hole
Finger picking Finger pointing Finger spelling
Fingered Fingering Fingernail
Finger-paint Fingerprint Fingertip
FOOT
Barefoot Foot and mouth disease Foot fault
Foot race Foot soldier Footage
Football Footbath Footboard
Footbridge Footcloth Footed
Footfall Footgear Foothill
Foothold Footing Footlights
Footlocker Footloose Footnote
Footpad Footpath Footprint
Footrace Footsie Footsore
Footstep Footstone Footstool
Footwear Footwork
HAND
Backhand Hand basket Hand list
Hand off Hand over Hand press
Hand puppet Handbag Handball
Hand-blown Handbook Handbrake
Handcar Handcart Handclasp
Handcraft Handcuff Handheld
Handhold Handiwork Handmaiden
Hand-me-down Handpick Handprint
Handsaw Handset Handshake
Handsome Handspring Handstand
Hand-woven Handwriting Handy
HEART
Downhearted Heart disease Heart failure
Heart free Heart rendering Heart whole
Heartache Heartbeat Heartbreak
Heartburn Heartfelt Heartland
Heartless Heartsick Heartstring
Heartthrob Heart-to-heart Heartwarming
NOSE
Nose guard Nose job Noseband
Nosebleed Nosedive Nosepiece
Nose-ring Nosey Nosing
TOE
Toe dance Toe shoe Toecap
Toehold Toenail
WAIST
Waistband Waistcoat Waistline
Waist pack
WRIST
Wristband Wristlet Wristlock
Wristwatch

FEARING REJECTION, by DeAnn Sicard, first appeared on All Day, All Night Writing Divas

I recently read an article on “fear of rejection”. The writer focused on how to overcome rejection in a social situation. I read every word and found myself quaking in my shoes, just contemplating doing a few of the things she suggested.

Since I have a fear of meeting new people and making a total fool of myself, I wanted to panic, bury my head in a drawer of old mismatched socks and ignore any of the suggestions she made. But something held me back. Something spoke to me. Something beyond the need to break out of my self-imposed shell.

This writer could have been talking about my writing as easily as she was talking about getting a social life. What about you? Do you have the same fears?

How often do you avoid writing? Maybe you tell yourself you just don’t have time to write. Do you feel writing the story that lingers in your mind, whispering to you late at night, is useless? Nobody would want to read your work. Or maybe you don’t see yourself as having the talent, the gift of writing. You know, like all those successful writers.
Do you feel hopeless, as if writing is a waste time? Do you waver back and forth about pursuing your dream of being published?

You are not alone.

Seriously, you are suffering these fears with the masses. Every writer out there (okay, there may be ONE writer out there, who has never experienced this fear, not likely though) spends hours, days, weeks, even years in fear of what others will think of their work. The difference between many of them and many of us is that they willing face that fear head on. They write through the fear. On top of that, they are willing to send their work out for other writers to critique and submit to editors for possible publication. You need to adjust this way of thinking.

Do you want to face your fears? Do you want that story out of your head and down on paper? Do you want to be published?

Only you can make the decision to go forward. You don’t have to do it alone, though.

1. Step out of your comfort zone–take a chance.

2. If you are not part of a critique group, join one.

3. Look for a mentor–someone willing to listen to your fears. Let them push you past your fears.

4. Write a goal list, for your writing. As part of this list, add a section for failures achieved. Why? So that you can mark off everything you’ve learned along the way.

5. Look at writing as growing process. By changing your perspective of failure, you’ll note that each lesson learned makes you stronger and more skilled as a writer, moving you one-step closer to achieving your dream.

6. ALWAYS, remember the difference between defeat and success is PERSERVERENCE.

Failing is not failure.

As Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

DeAnn Sicard


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SAID part 4

This is the last of the words to replace SAID in your writing.
Sorry for the long delay in posting this list. It seems I lost my word lists. No clue how, but all my Word List files went poof. So I have slowly, (and I do mean slowly) been rebuilding them.
In the coming weeks watch for my next list of words This one will be the BASIC words for the human body. I’m still working on the other topics. Can’t wait to post them for you.

Have fun writing–DeAnn.

Quarreled Queried Questioned
Quibbled Quipped Quizzed
Quoted
Raggedly Railed Rallied
Rambled Ranted Rapped
Rasped Rattled on Raved
Reaffirmed Reasoned Reassured
Rebuffed Rebutted Recapitulated
Reciprocated Recited Recommended
Recounted Reechoed Reeled off
Referred Reflected Refused
Refuted Regretted Rehearsed
Reiterated Rejoiced Rejoined
Related Relented Remarked
Reminded Remonstrated Renounced
Repeated Repented Rephrased
Replied Reported Retracted
Returned Revealed Reviewed
Rhapsodized Ridiculed Roared
Ruled Rumored
Sanctioned Sang Scoffed
Scolded Scowled Screamed
Screeched Scrutinized Seconded
Shouted Shrieked Sighed
Slandered Slobbered Slurred
Smile Snapped Snarled
Sneered Sniggered Sniveled
Snorted Snuffled Sobbed
Softly Solicited Soliloquized
Specified Speculated Spewed
Spieled off Spoke Spouted
Sputtered Squawked Squeaked
Squealed Squelched Stammered
Stated Stipulated Stormed
Stressed Stumbled Stuttered
Submitted Suggested Summoned
Supposed Swore
Talked Tattled Taunted
Teased Tee-heed Testified
Thought Threatened Thundered
Tittered Told Transmitted
Trumpeted Twitted Twittered
Understated Upbraided Urged
Uttered
Vended Vented Ventriloquized
Ventured Verbalized Vociferated
Voiced Volunteered Vouchsafed
Vowed
Wackety-yakked Wailed Warbled
Warned Went on Wept
Wheezed Whiffled Whimpered
Whined Whispered Whistled
Whooped Wished Wondered
Worded Wrangled
Yakked Yapped Yawned
Yawped Yelled Yelped
Yielded