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 go back to my Word-a-Day calender this week. I chose these words because I think they’re fun.
1. pungle – “The team members decided to pungle up for pizza.”
Pungle is a verb that means to make a payment or contribution of money — usually used with up.
2. thimblerig – “After her car required its sixth repair in as many weeks, she began to suspect that she had been thimblerigged by the seemingly sweet old lady who sold it to her.”
Thimblerig is a verb that means to cheat by trickery.
3. shunpike – “When we realized we’d forgotten to bring money for tolls, we began frantically casting about for a route relying on shunpikes.”
A shunpike is a side road used to avoid the toll on or the speed and traffic of a superhighway. I take a shunpike whenever I go to visit my mom!
What words do you want to celebrate today?