Wednesday, 22 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 To The Fair Land by Lucienne Boyce

paregoric - noun. a camphorated tincture or opium used as an analgesic an anodyne.
adj. soothing
" Is it a paregorick draught?"

antiscorbutics - adj. that prevents or cures scurvy.
noun. an antiscorbutic medicine.
" And while there are effective antiscorbutics I can use..."

costive - adj. constipated
"So far, this has only resulted in a general gloomishness, and in some costiveness, in others looseness."

From Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

furlough - noun. leave of absence, especially that granted to a serviceman.
verb. (US) to grant a furlough to; to spend a furlough.
"There was no photographic proof of their furlough as none of them has ever owned a camera."

What new words came into your vocabulary this week?

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