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.
- 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…