Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudaonion where we share new (to us) words

This weeks words are from The Brothers Karamazov by Fydor Dostoyevsky

1. abnegation- to refute; to deny; the act of giving something up; self- denial

2. dirge- 1. a funeral hym or lament 1b. a slow mournful musical composition 2. a mournful or elefiac poem or other literary work

3. Ultramontanism- the policyy that absulute authority in the church ashoud be vested inthe Pope

4. dilettanti- 1. a dabbler in the art or a field of knowledge 2. lover of the fine arts; a connoisseur 3. superficial; amateurish

5. parricide- the murdering of one's father, mother, or other near relative.

What words did you find this week?

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Well, I have to admit that I'm not very good at abnegation. I'm really not sure I used that word right, though. Thanks for playing along!