Wednesday, 5 March 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.

Here we are with four more wondrous words from Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford.  I have taken a break from reading this book so that I can read this month's book group choice in time for our meeting next week.  But, there are so many 'big' words that a break gives me a chance to catch up with those I have already saved for this meme.

calumniated - verbTo make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
"and so calumniated that at times he believed in his own infamy".

obloquy - noun. Strong public condemnation.
" for it is impossible to stand up for ever against the obloquy of your kind and remain unhurt in the mind".

boodlers - noun. the lot; pack; crowd.
" with this crowd of boodlers!"

reiver - verb. to rob; plunder.
"we have always been reivers".

What interesting new words came into your world this week?

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