Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I had to go back to my Word-a-Day Calendar for words this week.
1. estival – “The children were already looking forward to the laziness of school-free estival afternoons, and it was barely April.”
Estival means of or relating to the summer. I’m looking forward to estival afternoons, too, and it’s barely December.
2. bouquiniste – “During the 1930s, the young writer could often be found searching out rare books in the stalls of the bouquinistes along the river Seine.”
A bouquiniste is a dealer in secondhand books – this word originated with the book dealers along the Seine but is now used in English as well.
3. deterge – “In order to prevent infection, it is necessary to properly deterge and disinfect the wound.”
Once you read the sentence, the meaning of this word is pretty obvious – deterge means to wash off: to cleanse.
What words do you want to celebrate today?