Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you have encountered or spotlight words you love.  This weekly meme is hosted by BermudaOnion's Weblog.  If you would like to join then please hop over (see link above) and add your URL to the Linky.

Well!  Would you believe it?  I am still reading Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford and I am finding lots of new words.  Yes!  You do need a dictionary beside you when reading this tome.

Rather than bombard you with all twelve words in one go, I shall give you four:

august - I don't mean the month!  adj - respected and impressive
"Passion wasn't, at least, their strong suit: they left that to more - or to less - august circles."

divagations - verb - to wander or drift about; to ramble, digress
" 'collages serieux' against the matrimonial divagations of their own..."

patronymics - adj - derived from the name of the father or ancestor, especially by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent.
noun -  a family name; surname
"She imagined that they might be the baronial halls of such barons of the crown as had patronymics ending in ..."

lachrymally - adj: lachrymal - of tears
"if you are as lachrymally emotional as the Italian."

Have you any words to share this week?




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