Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday


This weekly meme was created by Bermuda Onion.
This weeks words come from THEY MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD by Charles Dickens. What I like about 19 century novels is that they have a lot of new to me words.
1. Chancel- a space around the altar of a church for the clergy and sometimes the choir; often enclosed by lattice or railing
2. epigrammatic- a terse and witty and like maxim
3. mitre- the headdress of a bishop or abbot; consisting of a tall pointed clef cap
4. perspicuously- clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand
5. miscreant- 1. an evildoer, a villan 2. an infidel; a heretic
6. exrescence- an outgrowth or enlargement, especially an abnormal one , such as a wart
7. concordant- harmonious, agreeing
8. stultify- 1. to render useless or ineffectual; cripple
2. to cause to appear stupid, inconsistent, or ridiculous
9. acerbity- sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone
10. pomatum- a perfumed unguent or composition, chiefly used in dressing the hair; pomade
11. panegyrical- a formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
What words did you find this week?

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Ever since I read Drood, by Dan Simmons, I've been wanting to read this book. It looks like I'll need to keep a dictionary handy if I ever get around to it. Thanks for participating!

Lisa notes... said...

I had "chancel" on my list today, too! Maybe I'll remember it this time. Great list.

gautami tripathy said...

Out of the 11, I didn't know 2! 6 and 8, that is!

Wednesday: Wondrous Words/A-Z wednesday

heidenkind said...

Just think of all the fun new words you'll learn once you start reading romance novels! Haha ;)

Shannansbooks said...

Bermuda onion I still need to read Drood.

Lol Chancel must be a popular word lol _Lisa

Guatamni- Wow your good with the words one day I hope my whole list will stump you lol

Heidenkin- I can not imagine what I will learn lol.

Lisa said...

Really good words - some of those were completely unfamiliar.

My words are here.