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Wondrous Words Wednesday

An image for the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesday… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.

It is hosted by Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.

You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.

Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments  as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!

I have more words from ‘The Englishman And The Butterfly’ by Ryan Asmussen, a superb study of human nature and the human psyche and an excellent piece of literary fiction.

BIFURCATION

Who is in charge here, anyway? Where does this bifurcation of spirit come from?

BIFURCATION …

The act of splitting into two branches.

The place where something divides into two branches

PALIMPSEST

The palimpsest of the blackboard – on which he can just barely make out the remnants of a departed professor’s name and telephone extension.

PALIMPSEST …

A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible.

An object, place, or area that reflects its history

ZIGGURAT

The Hyatt looming like a ziggurat, scuttles down to meet three impressive towers of a castle whose Lord he has never seen.

ZIGGURAT …

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

A type of rectangular temple tower or tiered mound erected by the Sumerians, Akkadians, and Babylonians in Mesopotamia. The tower of Babel is thought to be one of these.

My last word this week, comes from an article I have just read on the BBC website … The article is called:

Viewpoint: Why do tech neologisms make people angry? Not having any idea what this piece might be about, my word is ..

NEOLOGISMS

In the 16th Century, neologisms “smelling too much of the Latin” – as the poet Richard Willes put it – were frowned upon by many.

NEOLOGISMS …

A new word, expression, or usage.

The creation or use of new words or senses.

In Theology – A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture.

In Psychology – The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.

You can click here to read the article in full, it was really interesting.


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