Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun. (Don’t forget to leave a link in your comment if you’re participating.)
My first word this week came from Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood.
1. Kitenge – “Maureen used and African Kitenge as a tablecloth and displayed a hand-carved ebony African head purchased from and artist in Tanzania.”
This word isn’t in my dictionary, but wikipedia defines a Kitenge as an African garment similar to a sarong.
My next word is from The Natural Laws of Good Luck by Ellen Graf.
2. numinous – “Ever since that day, watermelons held a numinous power for Zhong-hua.”
Numinous means supernatural or mysterious.
My last word of the week is from The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark.
3. crepuscular – “I stared out the high window and watched the light on the sill change from afternoon glare to crepuscular glow to moon-shade.”
Crepuscular means of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim.
What new words have you encountered lately?