Wondrous Words Wednesday - from Blogland and 11-22-63
Kathy at BermudaOnion's Weblog host this Wednesday meme, where you can share a word you encountered in your reading or just highlight a word that you like. Join us "wordies" and share your new favorite word.
From a review of Bergdorf Blonds by Plum Sykes posted by Kristen BookNAround celebutante : I don't exactly get the whole celebutante thing.
A young, fashionable, and usually wealthy person who is the subject of frequent media attention.
Origin of celebutante
Blend of celebrity and debutante.
I sort of had this one figured out, but I really like the way is sounds. A little more "now" than debutante. Thanks Kristen.
From 11-22-63 by Stephen King Mr. King uses lots of words that I did not know or were unfamiliar. Some I could not find in any online dictionary.
obdurate : I'd test-fired it in a gravel pit on the outskirts of town, and it seemed fine...but the past is obdurate. It doesn't want to be changed.
adjective 1. not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted 2. hardened and unrepenting; impenitent 2. not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
amorphous : He was wearing an old black overcoat that puddled around him like an amorphous shadow
adjective 1. without definite form; shapeless 1. of no definite type; anomalous 2. unorganized; vague BIOL. without definite or specialized structure, as some lower forms of life CHEM., MINERALOGY not crystalline
What words did you find in your reading this week?