Wondrous Words Wednesday
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!
All of today’s words came from The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo.
1. drupe – “That word, drupe, had confused her for many years.”
According to my dictionary, a drupe is an overripe olive.
2. senescence – “If we cannot unlock the mysteries of the process of senescence, we will continue to prolong life without any measurable benefit to mankind.”
This word seemed very familiar to me, but I couldn’t define it. Senescence means the state of being old: the process of becoming old.
3. glaucous – “She watched the dry summer breeze blow across the orchard and stir the glaucous leaves.”
I find it interesting that my dictionary defined this in conflicting ways, any of which could fit this sentence:
- of a pale yellow-green color
- of a light bluish-gray or bluish-white color
- having a powdery or waxy coating that gives a frosted appearance and tends to rub off
What words do you want to celebrate today?