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 button, and join the fun! (Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments if you’re participating.) All of my words this week came from The Glass Room by Simon Mawer.
1. uxorious – “Uxorious birds, she thought, content in their couples.”
Uxorious means excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
2. sybarite – “The athlete may turn into a plump sybarite, the frump into a sensual fertility figure, the sylph-like beauty into a scrawny scarecrow.”
Sybarite means voluptuary or sensualist.
3. epiphytes– “Lanik and his sister occupy part of the house like epiphytes living on a tree, not integral to the place but depending on it for shelter.”
An epiphyte is a plant that derives its moisture from the air and rain and usually grows on another plant.
What new words have you encountered lately?