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, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! All of my words this week come from my Word-a-Day calendar.
1. coeval – “Recent archaeological evidence suggests not only that the two cultures were coeval but also that they had considerable contact with each other.”
Coeval is an adjective and it means of the same or equal age, antiquity, or duration.
2. turophile – “The new store is a turophile’s paradise offering more than 2,000 varieties of cheese.”
Turophile is a noun and means a connoisseur of cheese: a cheese fancier.
3. handsel – “At the beginning of the year, some employees will receive handsome monetary handsels.”
In this case, a handsel is a gift made as a token of good wishes or luck.