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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 the final selection from my most recently finished book ‘Zaremba, or Love in the Rule of Law’, by Michelle Granas, an excellent work of literary fiction, set in Poland …

SYBARITICALLY

And some time later, after she had eaten a small meal, sybaritically, in bed …

SYBARITICALLY … Devoted to or marked by pleasure and luxury.

The remainder of my words this time, come from the book I am currently reading, ‘The Mine’ by John Heldt

PRESCIENT

He knew events had already reached a point where even a prescient time traveler could do little more than make the best of a bad situation.

PRESCIENT

Having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.

DAMASCENED

Even the horn-ringed steering wheel and damascened chrome panel, with driver-side gauges and a glove box mounted clock, screamed original equipment.

DAMASCENED

(of iron or steel) Given a wavy pattern by hammer-welding and repeated heating and forging.

(of a metal object) Inlaid with gold or silver decoration.

SALUTATORIAN

I have since discovered that this word is widely used in the USA and Canada, so many of you out there will undoubtedly know of it. However, for myself and my fellow British bloggers, this is probably a new word and is not a term used commonly on this side of the Atlantic …..

The salutatorian of the class of 1996 gazed at his school from across the street as a bell rang.

SALUTATORIAN

The student ranking second highest in a graduating class who delivers the salutatory.

What new words have you discovered this time … I can’t wait to stop by and check them out!

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