Wednesday, 7 May 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 currently reading Started Early, Took My Dog - Kate Atkinson and have found some interesting words here.

wampum - noun. strings of shell-beads formerly used by North American Indians for money or ornament.
"The kid looked up from her wampum...".

inchoate - adj. undeveloped; just begun.
"an inchoate sound in the dark."

priapic - adj. relating to or resembling a phallus; relating to male sexuality and sexual activity; medicine(of a man) having a persistently erect penis.
"He had not thought of himself as priapic."

kvetch - verb. complain persistently
"when they smoked fly cigarettes and kvetched about their poor working conditions."


Have you found any interesting words to share this week?

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