Wondrous Words Wednesday
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All of my words this week comes from The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt.
1. disquisition – “My father and my husband, both prone to long disquisitions about torts or genes and so mute about their own suffering.”
A disquisition is a formal inquiry into or discussion of a subject: discourse.
2. multiloquy – “My own head was a storehouse for multioquy, the flux de mots of myriad contrarians who argued and debated and skewered one another with mordant parley and then started up all over again.”
Multiloquy is a mouthful that means an excess of words or talk. You can hear how it’s pronounced here.
3. clochard – “I told him he looked bad, like a clochard, but he just kept saying he was fine.”
A clochard is a tramp or a vagrant.