fettle \FET-l\, noun:
A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle." From www.dictionary .com
I guess I'm in a fine fettle today. Got a request for a partial manuscript yesterday. Already sent it in. My critique group is coming over.
I picked this word because in six weeks of getting word of the day it was the first word I hadn't heard of before. Some of the words I wasn't clear on the definition, but I'd seen them before. This one was brand new. Part of my reason for getting a word in my inbox each day was to expand my vocabulary. As a writer, words are my tools. A craftsman can never have enough tools. I'm not sure where I'm going to use this word, but I will try very hard in the next few days to work it into conversation.
Can you use it in a sentence?