Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday

This is a weekly meme created by Bermudia Onion

Here are my words for the week:

From Plantagenet Prelude:

1. soubirquets- 1. an affectionate or humorous nickname 2. an assumed name

From Beowulf on the Beach:
1. milequetoasty- a very timid, unassuertive, spineless person especially one who is easily dominated or intimidated

2. phthisis- a disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body

3. scimitar- a curved, single edged sword

Frome The Day the Falls Stood Still

1. curmudgeon- a crusty, ill-tempered, usually old man.

What words did you learn this week?

3 comments:

Rebecca :) said...

I love these words, Shannan. What a great list!

gautami tripathy said...

I think it should have been sobriquets!

I learnt a lot of new words!

Wednesday: Wondrous Words/A-Z wednesday

bermudaonion said...

I wonder how you pronounce phthisis? I doubt I'd ever be able to say it let alone remember it. Thanks for participating!