Wednesday, 19 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 are some more wondrous words from Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford.


wide-awakenoun. wide-awake hat, a soft, low crowned felt hat.
She caught up her wide-awake, pulling her wide-awake firmly on.

atrabilarian - noun. A person much given to melancholy; a hyperchondriac.
adj. Affected with melancholy; atrabilious.
He directed upon her his atrabilarian eyes.

hyperboreannoun. Greek Mythology - One of a people known to the ancient Greeks from the earliest times, living in a perpetually warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind.
adj. 1. Of or relating to the Hyperboreans.  2. hyperborean a. Of or relating to the far north; Arctic. b. Very cold; frigid.
During her happiness over this hyperborean sentimentality he had gripped her thin upper arm.

This next word I came across in a poem Anthem for a Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen.

orisons - noun. A prayer.
Can patter out their hasty orisons

What amazing words have you found this week?

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