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, and join the fun! (Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments if you’re participating.)
All of my words this week came from Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.
1. lucubrate – “We shall be wearing burlap and flour sack tomorrow, and lucubrating by candlelight because even light bulbs seem doomed now to join the official list of technological non-essentials.”
Lucubrate means to work diligently by artificial light.
2. aposiopesis – “(Mother is having only a slightly better time of it than Mrs. Moseley who, having fallen victim to chronic aposiopesis in the morning, spent the bulk of the afternoon seated in silent defeat behind her desk, while her restless third graders improvised games of catch with a variety of show-and-tell items.)”
Aposiopesis means to be fully silent.
3. poltroon– “I am an ignoble poltroon!”
Poltroon means a spiritless coward. Talk about a fun word!
Have you discovered any new words lately?