Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. If you want to play along, grab the new button (or the old graphic), and join the fun! (Don’t forget to leave a link in your comment if you’re participating.)
All of my words this week came from The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose.
1. leitmotif – “Over the next two days, this becomes a leitmotif.”
I found 2 different definitions for leitmotif, and the one that fits here is: a dominant recurring theme.
2. eschatology – “Problem is, a lot of Christians who believe the world is headed for imminent destruction don’t use their eschatology to motivate altruism.”
Eschatology is a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of mankind; specifically: any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment.
3. cognoscenti – “Luckily, my first partner, a sophomore named Claire, is what the cognoscenti called a ‘bold witness’.”
Cognoscenti is the plural form of cognoscente which means a person who has expert knowledge in a subject.
What new words have you encountered lately?