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!
Once again I had to rely on my handy Word-a-Day Calendar. I chose these words because they’re words I think I can actually use.
1. star-chamber – “The new department manager’s star-chamber practices, from closed-door meetings to ultimatums and disastrous snap decisions, quickly alienated the staff.”
It surprised me to find out that star-chamber is an adjective. It means characterized by secrecy and often being irresponsibly arbitrary and oppressive.
2. traduce – “At the apex of the pop star’s career, several jealous rivals attempted to traduce his name with false allegations.”
Traduce is a verb that means to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation.
3. skosh – “The barista sprinkled a skosh of cinnamon onto the milky surface of the latte.”
Skosh is a noun that means a small amount: a bit or smidgen. I think it’s fun to say!
What words do you want to celebrate today?