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!
My first two words come from The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett.
1. cruciferous – “A post on the usefulness of cruciferous vegetables and a vegan diet.”
A crucifer vegetable is any of a family of plants including the cabbage, turnip, and mustard.
2. adamantine – “And yet as he reviews the confusing state of knowledge back in late 2002 I can see some of the ambivalence that must lie behind the adamantine certainty.”
I figured this word is related to adamant but I looked it up to be sure. Adamantine means made of or having the quality of adamant.
My third word came from The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters.
3. emendation – “A pair of doctors rushes past, clutching clipboards, while the volunteer gestures at her map, which I can see is covered with scrawled emendations and exclamation points.”
Edemendation means an alteration designed to correct or improve.