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, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
My first word this week comes from Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt.
1. fillip – “A fillip of red dress.”
From the context of the paragraph, I assumed fillip meant glimpse, but I looked it up to be sure. I found several definitions for it and I’m not sure exactly which one the author intended. My best guess is “a significant and often unexpected development”, but I think “something tending to arouse or excite” might work as well. If you’ve read the book, what do you think?
My next word comes from my own blog and my interview of Ilie Ruby!
2. synesthete – “I grew up writing and painting, but I am also a bit of a synesthete.”
I found the definition in my dictionary a little confusing, so I turned to wikipedia for a better explanation:
Synesthesia is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes.
My final word this week comes from Burning Bright by Ron Rash.
3. fantod– “You shouldn’t get the fantods over this.”
Fantods means fidgets.