Wondrous Words Wednesday
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These are the last words I found in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
1. fubsy – “Instead he didn’t say a word, only gazed at me with a sort of grieved fubsiness, haloed by his work lamp, tools arrayed on the walls behind him like Masonic icons.”
Fubsy means chubby and somewhat squat.
2. cavil – “And for all her infectious lightness of heart, I knew it was an extremely petty cavil that Kitsey never seemed particularly moved by anything.”
Cavil means to raise trivial and frivolous objection.
3. solfege – “My auditions – – ‘ large gulp of wine – – ‘pre-college orchestra at Juilliard, my solfege teacher had told me I might get second chair but if I played really well, I might have a shot at first.”
Solfege is the application of the solfa syllables to a musical scale or to a melody. It’s also a singing exercise using solfa syllables. Solfa syllables are the syllables do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti used in singing the tones of the scale.
What words do you want to celebrate today?