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Wondrous Words Wednesday
New To Me Words

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

 

Wondrous Words Wednesday … Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading

This would usually be my post as part of the ‘Wondrous Words Wednesday’ meme, which is hosted by the lovely Kathy @ BermudaOnion blog. However, Kathy is taking an extended and  well-earned break from blogging, so I am sending her all Best Wishes and hope to have her back again very soon, she is sorely missed 🙂

I have so many new to me words stacking up, that I thought I would share just a few of them with you anyway, in the hope that Kathy won’t mind too much!

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

First up this time, a word from this amazing debut novel:

Cover image of the book 'Once You Know' by author Madeleine Van Hecke

“Izzy fiddled with a loose barrette, and Colleen swiveled around to help her, turning her back on the altar.”

BARRETTE –

A typically bar-shaped clip or ornament for the hair; a hairslide.

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

A couple of words from a recently completed review of the first book in a new series:

Cover image of the book 'Containment' by author Nick Thacker

“His destination today  – the Waldon Pond State Reservation – had just opened, and he saw the docent walking the path to the visitor’s center as he parked.”

“He wasn’t sure what she was talking about at first – he was having a hard time parsing the language – but then he got it.”

DOCENT – 

In certain US and European universities and colleges, a member of the teaching staff immediately below professorial rank.

A person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo.

PARSING – 

Resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles.

Analyse (a string or text) into logical syntactic components.

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

Finally this week, here is a word I discovered, shared by Felicity, from ‘Pen and Paper’

Cover image of the book 'Things In Jars' by author Jess Kidd

“With two distinct time arcs; the main one of which is a deliciously, ahem, ‘fishy’ mystery (for those of you who aren’t clued up on merrows be prepared to learn) set in the present, the other of which takes us back to Bridie’s childhood which as you can imagine is, well, different. The two taken together, what can I say?”

MERROW – Merrow is a mermaid or merman in Irish folklore. The term is of Irish-English origin. The merrows supposedly requires to have a magical cap in its possession in order to travel between deep water and dry land.

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

Four new to me words this time, how many did you recognise?

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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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