Wednesday, 7 January 2015

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.

Happy New year to you!  I have some new words to start the year.

From The Lost Coyote - Michael Connelly

immolated - verb. to kill as sacrifice.
"[...] he had investigated the deaths of hapless drunks who had fallen asleep and self-immolated."

complected - adj. having a specified complexion.
"She was a dark-complected black woman who had a beautiful grace about her."

grits - noun (pl). coarsely ground grain, esp. oatmeal; oats that have been husked but not ground.
"[...] served the eggs with grits and butter."

From The Behaviour of Moths - Poppy Adams

quoins - noun (pl). 1. an outside corner of a building. 2. a corner stone. 3. an inside corner of a room. 4. a wedge used for various purposes.
"[...] the enormous quoins at the base of the house, each made from a solid piece of granite, [...].

Have you found any new words to start the New Year?

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