Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudaonion where we share new (to us) words
The words I got this week were from THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN by Winston Churchill
1. heptarchy- the supposd confederacy of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms
2. amalgamated- to join together into one; unit; combine
3. truculent- fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
4. pedantic- a person who unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning, displaying a scholarship lacking in judgement or sense of proportion.
5. suzerainty- a position or power of a suzeran
6. schiltrons- is a group of soldiers wielding outward pointing pikes or other pole arms, to ward of calvary attacks.
7. obdurate- unmoved by persuasion, pity , or tender feelings , stubborn unyielding
8. guerdon- a reward, recompense, or requital
9. ebullitions- a seething or overflowing , as of passion or feeling; outburst
What words did you find this week?


bermudaonion said...

Holy cow! I don't think I'll be using any of those words any time soon. Thanks for participating!

gautami tripathy said...

I scored 4/9. Not bad!

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Lisa notes... said...

I've heard of "amalgamated" but never remember it enough to use in a sentence. It doesn't just roll off the tongue exactly. ;-) You found a lot of great words!

Shannansbooks said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and 4/9 is not bad. A lot of those words are very old fashioned. I guess cause the writer is English and they use words we don't use everyday