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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!

My first couple of words this week, come from ‘Kiss Of The Butterfly’ by James Lyon


…. are based on authentic descriptions from genuine Balkan folklore recorded by ethnographers in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries …


Someone who works in the branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of specific human cultures and individual human societies.


… and declared that anyone who investigated vampires was to be anathematized and turned over to the Austrian Imperial Court authorities.


A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.

A vehement denunciation; a curse.

One that is cursed or damned.

One that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned.


To proclaim an anathema on; curse.

This word, I came across during research for a post discussing one of my other passions, after reading of course … jigsaw puzzles!



The collection and study of postcards.


I can confidently say, that as well as being an avid knitter, crocheter and bibliophile, I am also something of a dissectologist.

The BCD, or Benevolent Confraternity of Dissectologists to give it it’s expanded title, is a subscription-based club for followers of Jigsaw Puzzles, whether for pure enjoyment or from a more research-based interest. Based in the United Kingdom, but with a Worldwide membership, the club was founded in 1985 when a small group of jig-saw puzzle enthusiasts met for a most enjoyable evening, assembling puzzles together and sharing information about them. As a result, they decided to create a club for like-minded enthusiasts, calling themselves “Dissectologists” after John Spilsbury, who invented the original puzzles in England in the 1760’s, called them “Dissected Maps”.


A person who enjoys jigsaw puzzle assembly.

I am looking forward to reading all about the new words you have discovered this week

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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