Monday, February 21, 2011'tion

Justifiable Hypocrisy:

- this year's theme for An Honest Lie, Volume 3, and this year's big challenge! Yes, it's a bit tougher than in previous years, but it's nothing you can't wrap your keyboard around!

Here are some inspiring words for motivation:

jus' a.; that can be justified, vindicated, or defended.

jus'ti.fy v.t.; justified, pl. pp. justifying, p. ppr. [ME. justifien; OFr. justifier; LL. justicare, to act just toward, to justify; L. justus, just, and -fricare, from facere, to do, make]

1. to prove or show to be just, or conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty, to defend or maintain; to vindicate as right

2. to declare free from guilt or blame; to absolve; to clear

3. in theology, to pardon and clear from guilt; to treat as just; to pardon

4. to supply good or lawaful grounds for; to warrant

5. in printing, to adjust (type) in lines by proper use of spaces

Syn - excuse, defend, warrant, maintain, vindicate.

jus'ti.fy v.i.;

1. in printing, to agree; to fit; to conform exactly, to form an even surface or true line with something else, as type.

2. in law, (a) to show an adequate reason for something done; (b) to prove qualified as surety.

hy.poc', n. [LL. hypocrisis; Gr. hypokrisis, a reply, acting a part, feigning; from hypokrinesthai, to play a part, to pretned; hypo, under; and krinesthai, to contend, dispute} - a feigning to be what one is not; the acting of a false part; a deception as to real character and feeling, especially in regard to morals and religion.

3,000 to 6,000 words no later than midnight, May 15, 2011.
(We've extended the deadline!)

You can do it!

For complete submission guidelines (recommended reading), scroll down to the next post and/or visit

(Definitions from Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language, by Wiliam Collins Publishing, Inc.)

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