Wednesday, 10 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.

My better half and I do the crossword on most days and on Sunday we came across a couple of words that I did not know.

prolix - adj. (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words, tediously lengthy.

The clue was verbose, wordy.

flitch - n. 1. a slab of timber cut from a tree trunk, usually from the outside.
2. a side of bacon.

The clue was side of bacon.

From The Impressionist - Hari Kunzru

hawker - n. one who hawks goods about.
"Hawkers of tea and sweets."

drubbing - n. 1. a beating; a thrashing.
2. a resounding defeat in a match or contest.
"[...] and there give them a thorough drubbing."

What words have you got to share this week?

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