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Wondrous Words Wednesday

1. My first word this time, I came across over at the home of fellow blogger Serena, when I checked out her ‘Mailbox Monday’ post. Thanks Serena for co-hosting this great weekly meme!  Serena was sharing the books which were new on her shelf, including …



1 . – A supernatural being or agency; an apparition.

“in the poem, the angels of death appeared as spectral visitants”

2. – A visitor or guest.

3. – Paying a visit.

“the housekeeper was abrupt with the poor visitant niece”



2. My next word came up in a conversation I was having with hubbie over the dinner table in a restaurant and was a word he read in a Wikipedia entry about a vintage television series we had been discussing …


Speculative fiction is a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements, notably science fiction, fantasy and horror. The popularity of the term is sometimes attributed to Robert Heinlein, who referenced it in 1947 in an editorial essay, although there are prior mentions of speculative fiction, or its variant “speculative literature”.

Also. thanks to Tracy, who stopped by with her comment about a recent post of mine and who coined the phrase ‘science fantasy’, which also apparently comes under the umbrella of speculative fiction.



3. Next up, is a word I came across in the very first few pages of the book I am currently reading ‘The Metaxy Project’ by Layton Green.


Lance was a tool, and Monica was one of those bleached blonde Southern girls with a fungible personality.


1:  Being of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in the satisfaction of an obligation <oil, wheat, and lumber are fungible commodities>
2:  Interchangeable
3:  Flexible 
4. I didn’t progress too much further into ‘The Metaxy Project’, without coming across another new to me word ..
“ESP, telekinesis, psychokinesis, psychometry, clairvoyance, near-death experiences, telepathy, cryptomnesia, automatic writing, astral projection, to name a few.” He smiled. “The list is long.”
The appearance in consciousness of memory images which are not recognized as such but which appear as original creations.
5.And finally this time, what about that book title itself ?
I remembered what Dr. Carter had told me. The middle ground, he had said. It’s all we have. All we’ve been given. Well, that was pretty damn deep.
Metaxy (Greek: μεταξύ) or metaxu is defined in Plato’s Symposium via the character of the priestess Diotima as the “in-between” or “middle ground”. Diotima, tutoring Socrates, uses the term to show how oral tradition can be perceived by different people in different ways.

… Is An image for the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesdaya 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!

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