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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2015-02-22 10:09 am

Prompt #221

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

Once you've completed your ficlet, please either comment here, or post a link to it, if you're posting on your own journal. Feel free to reference the community or number of the prompt in your outside posts, but if you use the actual word, please put it under a cut to avoid spoiling others, should they want to write spontaneously.

Today's word is: red

red [red]

noun
1. any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nanometers.
2. something red.
3. (often initial capital letter) Older Slang: Usually Disparaging. a radical leftist in politics, especially a Communist.
4. Informal. red light (def 1).
5. Informal. red wine: a glass of red.
6. Also called red devil, red bird. Slang. a capsule of the drug secobarbital, usually red in color.

adjective, redder, reddest.
7. of the color red.
8. having distinctive areas or markings of red: a red robin.
9. of or indicating a state of financial loss or indebtedness: the red column in the ledger.
10. Older Slang: Usually Disparaging.

...a. radically left politically.
...b. (often initial capital letter) communist: Red China.

11. Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive. relating to, noting, or characteristic of North American Indian peoples.

Idioms
12. in the red, operating at a loss or being in debt (opposed to in the black ):
The newspaper strike put many businesses in the red.
13. paint the town red. paint (def 16).
14. see red, Informal. to become very angry; become enraged: Snobs make her see red.

If you've missed a word or twelve and would like to catch up, please see the Master List.

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