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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 28, 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 today is the title of a movie Carl watched a few weeks ago.

1. Elysium – This science fiction movie was released in 2013 and starred Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

Elysium is the abode of the blessed after death in classical mythology.  It can also refer to paradise.


My second word came from The Hollow Ground by Natalie S. Harnett.

2. crenulated – “It was made of bluestone, which gave it a shimmery bluish or gray quality depending on the light and the top of it was what Daddy called crenulated.”

Crenulated means having an irregularly wavy or serrate outline.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

19 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2014 6:14 am

    I’ve heard of both those words before, but never really understood them.

  2. May 28, 2014 6:16 am

    Thank you for explaining the title of that movie! Now for the next question – was it any good?

  3. May 28, 2014 7:14 am

    I once had a perfume called Elysium 😉

  4. May 28, 2014 9:27 am

    Didn’t really know #1, although it sounded familiar when I saw the definition. Kind of knew #2, but not sure I could have defined it if asked.

  5. joyweesemoll permalink
    May 28, 2014 9:49 am

    I thought I knew crenulated, but I had to look up why — it’s used to describe the margins of leaves. I didn’t know that it was applied more broadly.

  6. May 28, 2014 9:50 am

    I like the sound of both words. 🙂

  7. Beth Hoffman permalink
    May 28, 2014 10:10 am

    Great words, Kathy! I knew crenulated was stumped with elysium.

  8. May 28, 2014 12:11 pm

    I remember the ads for Elysium but never even thought about the definition. Good for you.

  9. May 28, 2014 3:49 pm

    I didn’t see the movie, but liked the meaning of Elysium.

  10. May 28, 2014 4:17 pm

    Yay I know nr 1 😀

  11. talesofwhimsy permalink
    May 28, 2014 4:46 pm

    Really? That’s what elysium means? I had no idea. Makes sense.

  12. May 28, 2014 5:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of the word crenulated so that’s new to me. I didn’t know what Elysium meant but I sure like it.

  13. May 28, 2014 8:47 pm

    Hmm, I never knew what Elysium meant. Pretty word!

  14. May 28, 2014 9:34 pm

    Both are beautiful words!

  15. May 29, 2014 12:06 am

    Wonderful words, Kathy! I have heard the word elysium before but did not know its meaning.

  16. May 31, 2014 1:55 am

    Nice to know the meaning of Elysium- thanks!

  17. May 31, 2014 4:28 am

    Both are new to me!

  18. June 1, 2014 9:25 am

    I was wondering what that movie title really meant, but kept forgetting to look it up!

  19. bookingmama permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:52 am

    It’s a miracle! I actually knew Elysium because of high school Latin!

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