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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!

This weeks words come from a diverse selection of sources, although none from any of my recent or current reading, I’m afraid.

1 … I came across on a site called ‘Wordsmith’, which has a ‘word a day’ option.

Image Of A LazarettoPrincipal entrance to the lazaretto on Mahón


“The Council House was a frame building, away from the rest, that had been built in the old, wilder days as a lazaretto for surly drunks.”

“During times of epidemic, the government established a lazaretto on the neutral ground.”

lazaretto …

1. A medical facility for people with infectious diseases.
2. A building or ship used for quarantine.
3. On a ship, a space between decks used as storage.

2I heard on a BBC Radio 4 broadcast, spoken by a guest during a walking programme.

Image Of Manly Harbour Pool, New South Wales, AustraliaThe promenade that enclosed the harbour pool at Manly, New South Wales, Australia, until it was destroyed during a storm in 1974


“But three storms in 1974 caused enormous damaged along the coastline, exacerbated by unusually high tides caused by syzygy, which is when several celestial bodies are aligned, and perigee, which is when the moon is closest to the Earth.”

syzygy …

1. An alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet.
2. A measure in classical verse consisting of two feet, often of different kinds.
3. Any two related things, either alike or opposite.
3My final word this week, I came across on the site of fellow blogger, Mary Ann Langan, over at ‘Tribute Books Mama’. Mary’s featured book was a collection of poems and as this is a genre in which I am not an expert, I assumed the book’s title bore some relation to a genre or style of poetry … WRONG! On checking out the definition of the word, I discovered yet another gaping hole in my classical education, but I am betting this is one word I shall never forget … So, sharing my ineptitude, I give you …
An Image Of Antigone, By Frederic Leighton
An Image Of Antigone by Frederic Leighton
Passionate, brutal, and infused with extraordinary lyricism, The Antigone Poems provides a special expedition into the depths of the ancient Sophocles tragedy. The work’s obsessive, ritualistic and ultimately mysterious force brings into sharp focus the heroic, tragic figure at the center of the primordial compact between gods and humans. The work, a collaboration between poet, Marie Slaight and artist, Terrence Tasker, was created in the 1970’s, while the artist were living in Montreal and Toronto.
antigone …

In Greek mythology, Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Oedipus’ mother. The name has been suggested to mean “opposed to motherhood”, “in place of a mother”.

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