Wednesday, 12 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.

confuted - verb. to prove (a person or thing) to be in error.
"and even if they were confuted afterwards it was difficult."

coruscating - verb. to sparkle, to shine.
"a great glass chandelier from the rectory hung dimly coruscating in the centre."

pawky - adj. drily humorous.
"if Mrs M hadn't the pawky, relishing humour."

prink - verb. 1. to make (oneself) smart.  2. (of a bird) to preen.  3. to walk daintily.
"she wasn't going to prink herself for him."

Have you any interesting words to share this week?

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