Wednesday, 10 December 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 am currently reading Inferno by Dan Brown.  I am just a few chapters in and the book has already thrown up two new words that both the better half and I hadn't come across before.

chthonic - adj. relating to or inhabiting the underworld.
"[...] labouring beneath the earth like a chthonic monster."

numinous - adj. having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity.
"[...] where everything was bathed in a numinous red light."

Do you have any new or interesting words to share this week?

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