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! All of my words this week come from my Word-a-Day calendar.
1. acedia – “Cynthia’s blog is a humorous and self-deprecating chronicle of her struggles with spiritual acedia and depression.”
Acedia is a noun that means apathy or boredom.
2. flyblown – “A poster advertising last year’s sheep-dog trials hung limply by one corner in the flyblown window.” — Alice Thomas Ellis, THE SIN EATER
Flyblown is an adjective, and in this case, it means not bright and new: seedy. This will be a fun word to use!
3. withy – “The withies must be soaked in water for about a week before they’re ready to be woven into baskets.”
Withy is a noun that means a flexible slender twig or branch.
Have you come across any new words lately?