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Creating New Word Entries

To create a new word page, you must be registered and logged in. See the Main Page for information on this.

Once you are logged in, first search for the word you intend to edit. If it exists, you will get a link to it. If it does not exist, you will have an option to create that page.

Once on that new page, copy the below code and paste it into the editor:

==Definition==

==Origin==

==Pronunciation==

==Related Words==

==Synonyms==

==Antonyms==

==Easily Confused Words==

==Sample Sentences==
''Sample sentences should always be in italics. ''

==Examples from Literature==

[[Category: Word Manual]]

If you are editing entries in the [:Category:Literary Word Manual], then change Category: Word Manual to Category: Literary Word Manual.

Alternate spellings (such as British spellings) should go under "Related Words".

If sample sentences include different forms of the word, segregate them under separate H3 headings. For example:

gauche (Adjective)

Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche.

gaucheness (Noun)

Even after years in the diplomatic corps, his behavior was marked by a small degree of gaucheness uncommon among other diplomats.

If there are multiple examples from literature, segregate them under separate H3 headings in a similar manner.

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905)

"Anxious as he was to avoid personal notice, he took, in the printed mention of his name, a pleasure so exquisite and excessive that it seemed a compensation for his shrinking from publicity."

"Selden was conscious of taking a luxurious pleasure in her nearness: in the modelling of her little ear, the crisp upward wave of her hair—was it ever so slightly brightened by art?—and the thick planting of her straight black lashes. Everything about her was at once vigorous and exquisite, at once strong and fine. He had a confused sense that she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her."

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)

"But I was enchanted by the appearance of the hut: here the snow and rain could not penetrate; the ground was dry; and it presented to me then as exquisite and divine a retreat as Pandæmonium appeared to the dæmons of hell after their sufferings in the lake of fire."

"If these feelings had not found an imaginary gratification, the appearance of the city had yet in itself sufficient beauty to obtain our admiration. The colleges are ancient and picturesque; the streets are almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees."

Aligning Titles to the Right

To align titles and authors to the right, use the align template. For example this text

{{align|right|''The House of Mirth'' by Edith Wharton (1905)}}

produces this output:

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905)


These samples are from Project Gutenberg, and therefore page numbers are unavailable. It would be preferable to cite actual texts, and include those citations in a "Works Cited" section at the bottom of the page.