Wednesday, 15 October 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.

More words from The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru

quiddity - noun. 1. the essence of a thing.
2. a quibble, a captious subtlety.
"An age which allowed itself leisure to contemplate the quiddity of time and space."

otiose - adj. not required, serving no practical purpose.
"[...] treated the House to a long and somewhat otiose statement".

From To The Fair Land by Lucienne Boyce

amanuensis - noun. a literary assistant, especially one who writes from dictation.
"Ben must be his amanuensis."

peruke - noun. wig
"The peruke maker from next door was the first to run into the back room [...]".

What new words came into your vocabulary this week?

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