The basic idea of NaNoWriMo is that you write about 1667 words every single day for the entire month of November. If you do exactly that, you'll complete a short novel of 50,010 words by the end of the month.
Take the word and bring it alive. For example: Her voice reminded me of a night 'round the campfire--warm, smokey, and tinged with a bit of fire when she got angry.
Questions of having to practice political correctness and letting the pendulum swing so far away from true creative freedoms have been raised, but it goes deeper than that. This doesn't need to be a divisive issue but one of respect.