Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wondrous Words Wednesday 11-28-12
BermudaOnion's Weblog. It is a place to share new words we have encountered in our reading or elsewhere this week.
My words this week are from The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. I encountered the first one on page 1 and the second on page 6. I'm going to love this novel if it keeps using new -to-me words.
1. copse " A rustic fence hems the house, and a wooden gate separates the tame garden from the meadows on either side, the copse beyond."
I've seen this word before in another read, and because of the way it was used in a sentence, I thought I knew what it was. This time I looked it up. copse n. A thicket made up of trees or small bushes.
2. Obfuscation "The effort of obfuscation was lost on Rose, whose attention, unreliable at best, had already shifted to a butterfly resting on the fence post." This word was brand new to me. In fact it wasn't in the dictionary I had in my bookshelf. I had to look it up on an online dictionary.
obfuscation n. from the transitive verb obfuscate. 1) to cloud over; obscure; make darker. 2) to muddle; confuse; bewilder.
3. Proscenium ",the balcony where they'd hung the old bedroom curtains to form a proscenium arch,"
proscenium n. 1. the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theater.
2. a) the apron of a stage
b) the plane separating the stage proper from the audience and including the arch ( ) and the curtain with it.
Thank you Kathy for sponsoring this MEME. I am a bit of a Word Freak. I love new words. Pop on over to Kathy's blog and see what new words everyone else encountered this week.
Until Next Time
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