Wednesday, 16 July 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.

It has been a while since I have been able to participate in this weekly meme.  I have been reading The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru and I have found quite a lot of words but I have chosen a few to share this week.

miscegenation - noun. Interbreeding of races, especially whites and non-whites.
"She expounds on the theme of miscegenation and all its terrible consequences."

marcelled - verb. To give a marcel wave to hair
"Slicked, marcelled, shingled and pomaded."

millenarian - adjective. Relating to or believing in Christian millenarianism.
"The atmosphere is fevered, millenarian."

palimpsest - noun. 1a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.
2. something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.

"Oxford had become a palimpsest."

How was your week in words?

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