Wednesday, 16 April 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.

I have finished Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford.  Here are some more words from that tome.


solecisms - noun. an offence against grammar, idiom or etiquette.
"the impatience of solecisms and facile generalisations."

redd - verb. put something in order; tidy.
"So was to give the decent young Company Commander a chance to redd up his house..."

marl - noun. a soil consisting of clay and lime, used as a fertilizer.
verb. to apply marl to.
"And the marl too."

imprecations - noun. a spoken curse.
"they were screaming imprecations and threats."

doxy - noun. a lover or mistress
"You could have a painted doxy from the servants hall."

revetments - noun. a facing of masonry on a rampart or wall; a retaining wall.
"Two of the shovels still stood against the brush wood revetments of the parapet."

What new words came into your life this week?

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