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Wondrous Words Wednesday

1. My first word this time, I discovered when chatting with Ann, at ‘My Head Is Full Of Books’, when she shared her recent ‘Friday Quotes‘ post.

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BIOMES

This is the functional opposite of dreams about delivering speeches to packed auditoriums while naked. It’s like my subconscious is underscoring all the way the world consists of tightly knot biomes, and I am on the outside.

BIOMES

A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.

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2. & 3. The rest of my words this time, were discovered whilst I was reading the third book I have been offered for review, by author Doug Richardson.

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AMYGDALA

Herm had faced down both cops and private detectives more than a few times. Always after the crime had been committed and long beyond any evidence could be traced back to him. Maybe that’s what triggered his amygdala response, utter and pure instinct.

AMYGDALA

A roughly almond-shaped mass of grey matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions.

FIDUCIARY

At first blush, Queenie didn’t give a rip. She’d rented to worse. And she believed it was her constitutional, not to mention fudiciary duty, not to inquire.

FIDUCIARY

A fiduciary duty is a legal duty to act solely in another party’s interests. Parties owing this duty are called fiduciaries. The individuals to whom they owe a duty are called principals. Fiduciaries may not profit from their relationship with their principals unless they have the principals’ express informed consent.

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… 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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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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16 comments
  • I did know #3 and could have deduced #1 from context, but #2 completely baffled me. It’s a wonder that that word hasn’t been introduced by the media with all the talk of serotonin and other bits of the brain. 😉

    • Hi Debbie,

      We have a local company called ‘Biomas’ who turn organic matter into energy, so I could probably have made a good guess at the first word, although I couldn’t have offered such a concise definition.

      Medical terminology always baffles me I’m afraid, although it strikes me that the ever increasing use of new and often ‘bad’ recreational drugs, is building up a whole host of health problems amongst a growing number of the population, way into the future, which none of our respective healthcare systems are equipped or funded to treat.

      Thanks for your interesting comments 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      That’s what I like to hear … It doesn’t make me feel quite so inadequate then 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I always appreciate your visits and comments 🙂

  • I’m familiar with 2 (I have a friend in the medical profession who uses it) and 3 (because I once worked for an attorney) and may have seen 1 at least once – but I confess I didn’t look it up. The little dictionary I kept in the nightstand has gone AWOL and I’ve yet to buy a replacement.
    Happy Reading

    • Hi Carolyn,

      A proper ‘real’ dictionary, with a cover and pages and everything?? 🙂

      There speaks an experienced teacher, but do the kids of today even know how to use one?

      I must admit that there are some words I come across which I don’t bother looking up, as I fool myself into thinking I have worked out the definition all by myself – but I guess that is probably a big mistake on my part!!

      I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t catch a few more people out with my selection this week, but it is still great to chat with everyone and by making return visits to a few blogs, I have learnt some more new words that I didn’t know earlier!

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope that all is well with you two 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      Having put your concise and easy to follow example into the definition explanation, the word now makes much more sense to someone who has never worked in the frontline of a financial institution.

      My own experiences within the banking sector were strictly limited to back room administration activities, centering around the investigation of cheque fraud and the process of stopping the payment of cheques from accounts with insuffiecient funds.

      How often do any of us write cheques these days? Processing in excess of 200,000 of those little pieces of paper each day, now seems like a long forgotten task and confines me firmly to the ranks of dinosaur!

      Thanks for stopping by and for hosting this interesting meme each week 🙂

  • Like Kathy, I spent several years working in the Trusts & Estates area of a bank, so fiduciary was quite familiar.

    The science geek in my knew the other two. Remember my brain tee shirt I pictured on my blog once? While the Amygdala isn’t labelled on it, I still knew it was part of the brain.

    Always fun seeing these posts! 😀

    • Hi Kelly,

      Sorry I couldn’t fool you with any of my words this week 🙂

      I am definitely in the company of some very well-read colleagues and my charity work pales into insignificance when searching for tongue twister and high definition words.

      It might be a little different if I was on the medical staff at the hospice itself, but as my role is based out in the region within the retail environment, money is the main word in my vocabulary.

      Whatever, it is always great to have you stop by and take the time to comment 🙂

    • Hi Margot,

      Here in the UK, it looks as though we are struggling to claim a biome area of any particular distinction, simply being classified as a zone of ‘Temperate Deciduous Forest’.

      We do however, lay claim to ‘The Eden Project’ in Cornwall, which is a series of man-made biomes, housing plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments worldwide …

      http://www.edenproject.com/

      Hope you have fun with your research and exploration 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      It wasn’t until I was writing about The Eden Project in Cornwall, for Margot to take a look at, that I remember having seen the word ‘biome’ before. It just goes to show you that age does addle the brain, as the word is only written up about a million times, in all the education centre blurb, as you make your way around the project!!

      If you haven’t been before, it is well worth the visit, although they have expanded it further since we were last there, so I haven’t seen the new and updated version. For me though, it is the kind of place that you really only need to visit once to get the idea of what they are hoping to achieve with the site, but then I tend to be a bit like that about museums in general!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are enjoying this sudden burst of summer we seem to be having 🙂

  • The amygdala is fascinating and has complex effects on us, emotionally and in other ways like in memory-related processes.

    Also thanks to your post I improved my understanding of what ‘fiduciary’ means 🙂

    • Hi Hila,

      My rudimentary school day biology, I’m sure didn’t stretch to discussions about the amygdala, or if it did, I don’t remember !

      When I initially googled the word, I hadn’t expected to become quite so engrossed in the complexities, so the time I spent on the first line Wikipedia explanation, was invaluable, informative and just complex enough for a medical novice such as myself.

      This little section particularly caught my attention, although it sounds as though the early advantages that women seem to have over men in respect of the amygdala, are far outweighed by the later more extensive potential of the male organs 🙂

      “Amongst female subjects, the amygdala reaches its full growth potential approximately 1.5 years before the peak of male development. The structural development of the male amygdala occurs over a longer period than in women. Despite the early development of female amygdalae, they reach their growth potential sooner than males, whose amygdalae continue to develop. The larger relative size of the male amygdala may be attributed to this extended developmental period”

      Perhaps that is why the passage highlighting the word in my book, was written by a man, about a man ?

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

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