Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wondrous Words Wednesday 7 little words
Kathy at BermudaOnion's Weblog hosts the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesday. It is a place to highlight words that encounter in our daily lives or reading or maybe even feature a word that you especially like. Go to Kathy's blog, grab her button and link back your post that highlights your wondrous words.
I haven't found any wondrous words in my reading this week. I am listening to The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and there were some interesting words that I heard, but could not go back to look them up.
Just before bed, I sometimes play a game on my Kindle called 7 Little Words. There is a list of 7 one or two word definitions or short phrases. There are tiles of 2, or 3, or rarely 4 sets of letters. You must use the tiles to make up the word that fits the definition. Well, I'm pretty good at scrabble and boggle and crosswords, but this week I came across 3 words I had never encountered before.
1. affected refusal - accismus I looked it up in Merriam Websters = nothing. Finally I found this word, accismus in Wiktionary. Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it.
2. one who thinks he is clever - sophist noun Merriam Webster has the definition as 1. philosopher
2. capitalized : any of a class of ancient Greek teachers of rhetoric, philosophy, and the art of successful living prominent about the middle of the 5th century B.C. for their adroit subtle and allegedly often specious reasoning. 3. captious or fallacious reasoner
3. gloomy - adj lugubrious: full of sadness or sorrow: very sad, especially in an exaggerated or insecure way.
It was only through the process of elimination that I was able to place lugubrious in the correct line. Ugggh!
Did you learn or come across any unusual or wondrous words this week?
Until next time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy