Wednesday, 24 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 reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy and I have some more words to share from this novel.

apotheosized - vb. Elevate to, or as if to, the rank of a god; idolise.

"The ecstasy of faith almost apotheosized her [...]".

precept - noun. 1. A general rule intended to regulate behaviour or thought.
2. A writ or warrant.

"[...] were she to remain they would probably gain less good by her precepts than by her example."

barton - noun. a farmyard

"[...] and entered the barton by the open gate [...]."

milchers - noun. cattle that are bred for milk.

"Between the post were ranged the milchers [...]."

Have you found any words to share?

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