Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
I had to rely on my handy Word-a-Day Calendar again this week – I guess that means I need to stretch myself with my book choices.
1. quondam – “Many people were surprised to learn that the quondam poet and professor had since become a tax accountant.”
Quondam is an adjective that means former or sometime.
2. duende – “A dancer with duende goes beyond technical mastery to vent his or her feelings, achieving a powerful, compelling dance.” – - Brattleboro Reformer, March 22, 2007
Duende is a noun that means the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm.
3. orgulous – “In his letter to the editor, Mr. Southby complained about pretentious and orgulous world leaders who refuse to cooperate in the interest of world peace.
Orgulous is an adjective that means proud.
What words do you want to celebrate today?