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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 14, 2014

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 first word is from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

1. vetiver– He bought a toothbrush cup and a soap dish and soap that smelled like vetiver.”

Vetiver is a tall perennial grass of southeastern Asia cultivated in warm regions especially for its fragrant roots which are used especially in woven goods and in perfumes.


My second word is from The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah

2. piste – “The road passes the hamlet of Rieu, clinging for dear life to the side of the hill, and then seems to lose heart, turning into a mere piste of stone and dust.”

A piste is a trail, especially a downhill ski trail.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Brona permalink
    May 14, 2014 6:26 am

    I wish you could include a smell-o-gram for your first word 🙂

  2. May 14, 2014 7:34 am

    Both new to me, too.

  3. May 14, 2014 8:19 am

    Love Brona’s comment! LOL

  4. May 14, 2014 9:02 am

    I’d love to know just exactly what vetiver smells like also. Both of your words were new to me.

  5. Patty permalink
    May 14, 2014 10:13 am

    Vetiver…it almost sounds like an old fashioned name.

  6. jmcguin7 permalink
    May 14, 2014 11:10 am

    New to me!

  7. May 14, 2014 11:16 am

    Both words are new to me. Thanx.

  8. May 14, 2014 11:52 am

    I agree with Brona- wish we could add smells like we can pictures! Thanks for sharing, and did you like Attachments?

  9. May 14, 2014 12:13 pm

    Vetiver is so pretty. (And yay for reading Attachments!)

  10. May 14, 2014 1:02 pm

    I love this meme and have finally joined in this week. I added a link but I’m not sure if it’s visible or if I should link my post in the comments?

  11. May 14, 2014 2:35 pm

    I like both of these words! Vetiver sounds like it has a truly lovely scent.

  12. May 14, 2014 3:16 pm

    I’ve heard of vetiver but not the other word piste.

  13. May 14, 2014 4:09 pm

    Yay I knew Piste

  14. May 14, 2014 4:10 pm

    I like learning your two new words. I’m going to wander through one of those exotic soap places and see if I can dissever the smell of vetiver. Brona has it right.

  15. booketta permalink
    May 14, 2014 4:22 pm

    I know both words although I didn’t know the origin of the plant vetiver.

  16. May 14, 2014 8:50 pm

    great words.

  17. May 15, 2014 2:31 am

    Both new to me. I would have never thought of grass for vetiver.

  18. talesofwhimsy permalink
    May 15, 2014 9:53 am

    Cool. I’m gonna Google vetiver.

  19. May 18, 2014 2:35 pm

    I love learning new words, and both are new to me.

  20. bookingmama permalink
    May 21, 2014 7:54 am

    Learned two new ones today!

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