Wednesday, 3 September 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 Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth but have another word to share from the book.

internecine - adj. 1. Destructive to both sides in combat.
2. Relating to conflict within a group.
"I have seen internecine fighting between siblings, especially in overcrowded conditions [...]."

Some words I have saved over the weeks.

From To The Fair Land - Lucienne Boyce

toping - vb. To drink intoxicating liquor to excess esp. habitually.
"They let alone any man foolish enough to stay late toping so close to the quay side."

miasma - noun. An infectious or noxious escape of air etc.
"[...] her hood drawn about her to protect herself from the harbourside miasma seeping from dark mud and glistening stone."

From Started Early, Took My Dog - Kate Atkinson

nabob - noun. 1. A Muslim official or governor under the Mogul empire.
2. A person of conspicuous wealth or high status."
"[...] had gone off for a weekend on a yacht with some rich nabob."

Have you any words to share this week?


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