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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 word this week, is also the title of a book I have been asked to review by its author, Layton Green. This is the third book in the thriller series featuring the character of ‘Dominic Grey’ and whilst I had a fairly shrewd idea of the meaning of this word, I just wanted to look up the exact definition before I started reading …

‘THE DIABOLIST’ by LAYTON GREEN

DIABOLIST …

An adherent of Satan or Satanism.

DIABOLISM …

Dealings with or worship of the devil or demons; sorcery.

Devilish conduct or character.

My next word, I came across in a post published by one of my fellow British bloggers, Tracy, over at ‘Pen And Paper’. This comes from a recent survey, conducted by the BBC, about ‘class’ and the newly recognised seven individual ‘social class’ groups. I understood six of the seven new classifications, but this one had me foxed.

PRECARIAT

PRECARIAT …

In sociology and economics, precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare as well as being a member of a Proletariat class of industrial workers who lack their own means of production and hence sell their labour to live. Specifically, it is applied to the condition of lack of job security, in other words intermittent employment or underemployment and the resultant precarious existence.

This next word also came from the blog of Tracy, over at ‘Pen and Paper’, although it comes from one of Tracy’s own posts, in fact a review that Mr. Petty Witter posted,  ‘Distant Suns’ by Patricia Smith.

PROLEPSIS

Reading a worthwhile prolepsis on global warming is a slightly chilling prospect, particularly when the outcomes are described so neatly and brought forward from a distant, possibly, maybe, into the foreseeable next four years.

PROLEPSIS …

The anachronistic representation of something as existing before its proper or historical time, as in the precolonial United States.

The assignment of something, such as an event or name, to a time that precedes it, as in If you tell the cops, you’re a dead man.

The use of a descriptive word in anticipation of the act or circumstances that would make it applicable, as dry in They drained the lake dry.

The anticipation and answering of an objection or argument before one’s opponent has put it forward.

My final word this time, is also the title of a book for which I have received an author review request …

‘TRAVELS IN ELYSIUM’ by WILLIAM AZUSKI

ELYSIUM …

The place at the ends of the earth to which certain favored heroes were conveyed by the gods after death.

A place or state of perfect happiness

Having worked my way up from Satanism to a perfect state of happiness, that’s it for me this time.

Over to you to share your words…

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Yvonne

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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