Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday #2 One Thousand White Women ~




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.

Here are three of my favorites new-to-me words from one of my recent reads.




ululation - noun
variant of  ululate
1. to howl or hoot
2. to wail or lament loudly                  Webster's New World College Dictionary

It is a language that often appears to be without vowels - a language of the crudest sounds rather than words - hisses, grunts and ululations - strange noises that seem to issue from some older  and more primitive earth....



perforce - adverb

1.by or through necessity, necessarily       Webster's New World Dictionary
by force of circumstance                  American Heritage Dictionary

- for fear that once we don savage garb, we become perforce savages - not just the brides of savages, but savages ourselves...... 



corporeality - noun

The state or quality of being corporeal; bodily existence         Webster's New World Dictionary


We are beginning to realize that the savages' world has even a different corporeality than ours, and one quite inaccessible to us.



Until Next Time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy


4 comments:

  1. I think perforce was in a Shakespeare quotation I had to memorize in school. Great words today!

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  2. Excellent words! I hope I can remember how to spell the first one, ululation! :)

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  3. I love ululation - it looks like it sounds and it sounds like it means...does that make sense?

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