Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudaonion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.

Here are this weeks words from The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir.

1. disparged- , to degrade by marriage below one's class, disparage, from Anglo-French desparager to marry below one's class

2. Parvenue- characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

3. rapaciousness-
1. Taking by force; plundering.
2. Greedy; ravenous. See Synonyms at voracious.

Law A supplement or appendix to a will.

5. surfeit-
a. Overindulgence in food or drink.
b. The result of such overindulgence; satiety or disgust.

6. ignominously- Marked by shame or disgrace:

7. perfidy-Deliberate breach of faith; calculated violation of trust; treachery

What new words did you learn this week?


bermudaonion said...

If I had guessed parvenue, I would have gotten it totally wrong. Thanks for participating!

Rebecca :) said...

These were all new to me, Shannan. I thought I knew disparged, but I wasn't correct on that one. Great words.

Shannansbooks said...

Yeah. There were a lot of toughies in my reading. This was not even a classic novel that I am used to.