Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wondorous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudaonion where we share new (to us) words
I have encountered several words from several different books I have been reading this week
Rhett Butler's People
1. anhinga- a long- necked birds have a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swampy regions of tropical and subtropical America
2.jacquard- a fabric with an intricately woven pattern
3. anthracite- a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
4. skiff- a flat bottom or shallow draft, haring a pointed bow and a aquare stern and propelled by oars, sail or motor
5. gelding- a castrated animal, especially a male horse
6.punctilousness- attentiveness to detail
7. flibbergibbet- a silly, scatterbrained, or gurrulous person
8. tureens- a broad, deep, usually covered dish for serving foods such as soups or stews
Homer's Odyssesy
1.flummoxed - to confuse, perplex
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
1. laconically- using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise
2. arrears- an unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation
3. fatuity- smug stupidity; utter foolishness
4. benumbing- to make numb; especially by cold
5. efficacious- producing or capable of producing a desired effect
6.portmanteau- a large leather suitcase than opens into two hinged compartments
7. coign- an external solid angle of a wall or the like
8. portentous- ominously siginficant or indicative marvelous; amazing prodigious
9. compunction- a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain
10. confabulation- act of concersing informally, chat
11. colloquay- a conversational exchange; dialogue
12. magnanimity- generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness
13. circumlocutions- a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea
14. garrulous- excessively talkative in a rambling, round about manner esp. about trivial matters
What interesting words have you found this week.

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you found tons of great words! I love flibbergibbet! I think I can figure out a way to use that one! I hope all is well with you and your kids - I so admire brave military wives like you. Thanks for participating!

heidenkind said...

Wow, there are a lot of different words in Rhett Butler's People! More than I would have thought. :)

Shannansbooks said...

Yes, I hope to bring more words next week. I am still reading a lot of the same things. Flibbergibbet is a very intersting word. I find a lot of older works have a lot of SAT like words. I wish I would have read them when I was doing the SATs