Wednesday, 25 February 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.

More words from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

meed - noun. a person's deserved share of praise, honour, etc.
"[...] and, if I do anything worthy of praise, she gives me my meed liberally." 

hebdomadal - adj. weekly
"[...} it was the hebdomadal treat to which we all looked forward from Sabbath to Sabbath."

moiety - noun. a half; either of the two parts of a thing.
"I generally contrived to reserve a moiety of this bounteous repast for myself: but the remainder Iw as invariably obliged to part with."

surtout - noun. 1. a man's close-fitting overcoat, esp. a frock coat. 2. a hood with a mantle, worn by women.
A French word which literally means 'over everything'.
"[...] it was Mr Brocklehurst buttoned up in a surtout [...]."

What words have you found this week?

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