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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!

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

I recently finished reading ‘The Diabolist’ by Layton Green and the book offered up so many excellent new to me words for sharing, that I have found myself with a post this time, made up exclusively of these excellent examples, although this selection only scratches the surface of material I could have quoted… my review will be posted very soon!

SIGIL

A sigil-inscribed door loomed opposite where Grey was standing, and the rounded ceiling, painted to resemble a star-filled galaxy, lent an illusion of depth.

SIGIL

An inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power.

A seal

A sign or symbol

THAUMATURGE

An hour remained before Viktor’s 7pm meeting with Gareth Witherspoon, chief thaumaturge of the York circle.

THAUMATURGE …

A worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician.

DICHOTOMIES and SISYPHEAN

Grey was also well aware of his isolating dichotomies: A born fighter who abhored violence, a wanderer who yearned for a place to call home, someone trying to accomplish the sisyphean task of creating a future while still erasing the past.

DICHOTOMIES

Division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs.
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Division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups: a dichotomy between thought and action.
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Botany – A mode of branching by constant forking, as in some stems, in veins of leaves, etc.
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Astronomy – The phase of the moon or of an inferior planet when half of its disk is visible.
SISYPHEAN
Denoting a task that can never be completed.

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

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