Wondrous Words Wednesday (1/8/2020)

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Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy @Bermuda Onion. All you have to do is share new words that you’ve encountered while reading or spotlighting words you love.

I adore words (which is kind of stating the obvious for someone who not only reads a lot, but is also a bookblogger). I love learning new words, or revisiting words I learned only for them to be forgotten due to lack of use (happens a lot, sadly). For a total word nerd such as myself, once I found out about this weekly meme, I knew I had to participate.

Listed below are a few word I love, along with the definition.

Petrichor

  1. The scent of rain on dry earth, or the scent of dust after rain

The first time I ever heard this word on television show was while watching series six, episode four (“The Doctor’s Wife“) of Doctor Who on DVD. I loved the way it was used in the show, because it reminded me what a great word it is.

Most of the words I enjoy leaning are discovered by following the Facebook page for Grandiloquent Word of the Day. (I think I enjoy the graphics they use as much as the words, themselves.) Here are a few I particularly enjoyed.

I tend to be wordy both in writing and speaking, so loquacious describes me to a tee!

I’ve long been familiar with hogmanay, thanks to the Outlander series. Speaking of Outlander…

If you’ve read the book, you’ll understand exactly how it’s connected to the story, and understand why I enjoyed learning this word so much!

And finally… another word describing something most people can relate to, even though they probably didn’t realize there was a word to describe it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the words I’ve selected to share with you all this week. Until next time…

6 thoughts on “Wondrous Words Wednesday (1/8/2020)

    • Isn’t that frustrating? It annoys me to learn new words only to forget them. Maybe this meme will help me with that?

      I’ve got so used to tapping a word on my Kindle to see the definition, I even try to do it while reading physical copies of books. Hahaha I always feel so foolish when it happens, but I can’t seem to stop! (Good thing I have a dictionary on my shelves, or I’d never find out meanings for words found in those books!)

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      • Same here and yes, it’s really frustrating. Sometimes I kinda understand what it means but if somebody ask me I would fail to explain or doubt my memory and Google again.😅 It feels silly! I guess it’s because English is not my first language. We don’t even talk in English in my home or friends circle. I also check pronunciations because of that. Reading books has improved my English so much.

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