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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 25, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter F – I chose all of these words because they start with that fabulously fantastic letter!  I obviously need to step up my reading because, once again, I had to rely on my handy Word-a-Day Calendar.

1. fugleman – “David Mamet has long been American drama’s fugleman of four-letter words.” — James C. Taylor, Los Angeles Times, October 11, 2005

David Mamet must have quite a salty vocabulary since fugleman means one at the head or forefront of a group or movement.

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2. festinate – ““I assure you sir,” said the ambassador, “I am all too aware of the dangers inherent in a festinate decision.””

Festinate is a fancy was of saying hasty.

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3. fatidic – “I hope the dream I had last night about losing my wedding ring doesn’t prove fatidic.”

Fatidic means of or relating to prophecy.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 25, 2012 5:59 am

    Festinate was vaguely familiar, but you stumped me on the others. Great words, Kathy!

  2. July 25, 2012 7:36 am

    Totally clueless on the meaning of your “f” words 🙂

  3. July 25, 2012 7:51 am

    Wow, you got me all three times.I’m going to try to use “festinate” today 🙂

  4. July 25, 2012 8:23 am

    For once, I like these F words 🙂 These are all new to me.

  5. July 25, 2012 8:28 am

    Love all three of these!

  6. July 25, 2012 8:55 am

    Now I’m curious about this David Mamet, but I don’t think I’d like to listen to him 😉

  7. July 25, 2012 9:21 am

    All new to me, and every one a gem! I’ll definitely be using all three of these.

  8. July 25, 2012 9:45 am

    I love posts brought to us by a particular letter! :–)

  9. zibilee permalink
    July 25, 2012 9:47 am

    All of these are new F words for me! I like them all, and will have to write them down. It’s always so thrilling to see what you are going to come up with each week! I never knew there were quite so many words that I was unaware of!

  10. July 25, 2012 10:35 am

    Hey Kathy- Glad we are not being graded, because I did not know ANY of these today! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  11. July 25, 2012 10:52 am

    Hi Kathy,

    I definitely need to get myself one of those Word-A-Day Calendars, my education is obviously woefully lacking, as I didn’t have a clue about any of your ‘F’ words today!!

    They do all sound like words which wouldn’t be in general usage today and I particularly like ‘festinate’, although I would never have thought that it would be matched with its definition.

    Great post, really interesting.

    Yvonne

  12. July 25, 2012 11:31 am

    I could only figure out the last one because of the context of the sentence! Good ones!

  13. July 25, 2012 1:00 pm

    Your F words were all new to me. I really like fugleman. It’s one I’m going to make a point to use today so I, hopefully, remember it.

  14. Patty permalink
    July 25, 2012 3:11 pm

    Those are mighty fine words and I have never heard of any of them!

  15. July 25, 2012 4:33 pm

    These are really good words! I must try to remember them.

  16. July 25, 2012 9:32 pm

    Improving vocabularies, three words at a time 😀

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

  17. July 26, 2012 12:12 am

    It’s Funny that all your words this week start with F.

  18. kaye permalink
    July 26, 2012 8:59 am

    All new to me. I like festinate and will be making that word “mine”. I’ll have to try that one out on my grandkids.

  19. July 27, 2012 10:54 pm

    I know festinating, because Parkinson’s patients are described as having a festinating gait, but I’d forgottten that it meant to hurry. The others are new to me too.

  20. Staci@LifeintheThumb permalink
    July 29, 2012 5:14 pm

    Ahhhh…my brain muscles are exercising!!:D Great words!

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