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! I didn’t find any new words in my reading, so I’ve had to go back to my Word-a-Day calendar this week.
1. deglutition – “Ingrid has been suffering from a sore throat, which makes deglutition painful.”
Deglutition is a noun that means the act or process of swallowing.
2. bloviate – “Mitchell spent his Sunday morning watching TV pundits bloviating about world affairs.”
Bloviate is a verb that means to speak or write verbosely and windily. I’ve been known to bloviate a time or two in my life.
3. tutoyer– “Yes, now (to the outside world) we were on first-name terms, now to anyone within earshot I tutoyered him.” — Marie Brenner, Tell Me Everything
Tutoyer is a verb that means to address familiarly.
Have you come across any new words lately?