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! This week’s words came from my Word-a-Day calendar this week.
1. alienist – “Her great-grandfather was one of a group of groundbreaking alienists who gained prominence at the end of the 19th century.”
I was really surprised by this one! An alienist is a psychiatrist.
2. uxorial – “He watered the plants, cleared aspen leaves and debris from the rock garden, and cut the lawn . . . without any uxorial prompting.” — The Washington Post, July 19, 2007
Uxorial is an adjective that means of, relating to, or characteristic of a wife.
3. scofflaw– “The governor’s office set up a database listing the names of scofflaws who hadn’t paid their traffic fines.
A scofflaw is a contemptuous law violater.
Have you come across any new words lately?