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!
My words this week come from The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro.
1. stylobate – “The roof is glass and the floor is a sensuous garden filled with freestanding columns, whimsical twelfth-century lion stylobates and all manner of statuary.”
A stylobate is a continuous flat coping or pavement supporting a row of architectural columns.
2. desaponify – “I find a spot where paint has leaked over and hold the alcohol swab just over the surface: if the paint is new, the alcohol fumes will cause it to soften, to desaponify.”
Even though the meaning of this is pretty evident from the sentence, I decided to look it up. I couldn’t find a definition in my dictionary or online, so I assume desaponify means to soften.
What words do you want to celebrate today?