Wednesday, 9 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 am coming to the finish in my reading of Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford. However, I have a list of words to last several forthcoming weeks contributions to this meme. Here are a few to whet your whistle this week.
Okay, I know this particular word cropped up last week on Joy's Book Blog, but I like it and as it is next up on my list, here it is again:
costermonger - noun. a person who sells fruit, vegetables etc. from a barrow in the street.
"except for Edith Ethel who had the making of a female costermonger and could not tell the truth."
unbellicose - adj. Not bellicose; unwarlike.
"And singularly unbellicose."
pestilential - adj. relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases.
"with his mad eyes and his pestilential accent."
objurgation - noun. quarrel
"McKechnie with objurgations said...."
exigencies - noun. Plural of exigency - an urgent need or demand.
"alternative to the exigencies of active hostilities."
Do you have any words to share this week?