Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wondrous Words Wednesday 5-1
Wondrous Words Wednesday is hosted by BermudaOnion each week. It's an opportunity to share new words you've encountered in your reading, or highlight words that you particularly enjoy.
page 233 The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Lady Clementine, perceiving that some amelioration of spirits was called for, straightened and patted Violet's hand.
from transitive verb: ameliorate
: to make better or more tolerable.
page 270 The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.
about a war monument, Grace thinks, "Despite his wounds (the ravages of time and environment) he stands at attention atop the cenotaph, as he has for eighty years,.....
: a tomb or monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere.
a side note that I happened upon as I was leaving the Merriam-Webster.com website.
Centotaph is currently in the bottom 40% of lookups on Merriam-Webster.com. I wonder does that mean almost everyone else except me already knows this word? Or maybe it means that most of us don't come across this word very often. Hmmmm?
The House at Riverton is full of unfamiliar words. I love that!.
Until next time,
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