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. Click on over to Kathy's blog and link up to share your new/or favorite words.
Here are two of my favorites words from my most recent read. All definitions from Dictionary.com.
These words are from my current read Winter of the World by Ken Follett. This is a huge book and I should have been reading it all summer, as it was the summer selection of my F2F book club. But as always, I procrastinated and so am trying to get it read before the 2nd Tuesday in September. I will probably be successful. I am enjoying it very much.
seditious- adjective. A person, group or words that urge people to rebel against the government or other authority.
"This is a seditious gathering. Communists and subversives are not wanted in today's Germany. This meeting is closed."
truncheon - noun.
1. obsolete: a short thick club
2. any staff or baton used as a symbol of authority.
3. chiefly Brit: a policeman's stick or billy
"A spotty-faced boy carrying a truncheon, put a hand on Werner's back and shoved energetically,....."
I am familiar with these words, but I like them, so I am sharing them today. This book is set 1933-1949 in both Germany and the United States. Some in England too. It is a sequel to Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.
What wondrous words have you found in your reading?
Until next time,
Stay Busy and Stay Happy