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! Still no new words from my reading, so I relied on my Word-a-Day calendar again. I chose these words because they’re all words I might’ve thought were misspelled if I’d encountered them in my reading.
1. lickerish – “”Fiend!” cried the undaunted maiden, slapping the face of her lickerish captor.”
Lickerish is an adjective that can mean greedy or desirous. In this case, it means lecherous. Call me juvenile, but this word makes me laugh.
2. cadge – “When Mike tried to cadge some French fries from her plate, Paula told him to order his own.”
Cadge is a verb that means to beg or sponge.
3. kenning – “”For homework, create five of your very own kennings referring to the sea,” instructed Mrs. Fancher just as the bell rang.”
Kenning is a noun that means a metaphorical compound word or phrase. As far as I can tell, they aren’t commonly used in English.
Have you come across any new words lately?