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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 4, 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!

I didn’t get much reading done last week so I had to refer to my Word-a-Day calendar again.

1. solatium – “The judge ordered the company to pay a solatium to each of the unjustly fired workers.”

Solatium is a compensation (as money) given as solace for suffering, loss, or injured feelings.


2. phreaker– “This year’s annual conference on culture and technology will be focusing on the subculture of hackers and phreakers.”

A phreaker is someone who gains illegal access to the telephone system.


3. corrigendum– “Regrettably, the committee’s report included five pages of corrigenda.”

Corrigendum is a noun that means an error in printed work discovered after printing and shown with its correction on a separate sheet.”


What words do you want to celebrate today?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. June 4, 2014 4:19 am

    Happy WWW!!

  2. June 4, 2014 7:52 am

    Phreaker is a cool word!

  3. June 4, 2014 8:53 am

    That would be some report, with five pages of errors!

  4. June 4, 2014 9:45 am

    I totally struck out with these 3. Not only did I not know the meanings, I have never heard of any of them. Oh, the shame!

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    June 4, 2014 10:28 am

    I had to haul out my dunce cap again because you had me stumped on all three!

  6. June 4, 2014 10:40 am

    I like the word phreakers – could be a cool book subject!

  7. June 4, 2014 12:49 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    All three new words for me this week and what some great sounding words at that!

    Don’t you just hate those correction sheets slipped between the pages of a book or report, I know I do!

    I agree with Lucy that ‘phreakers’ would be a good subject for a book and possibly a film as well!

    Solatium is quite a comforting sounding word, isn’t it? … very appropriate for its definition.

    Nice post, hope that you are holding up following your recent loss and that you find your reading mojo again soon,


  8. June 4, 2014 2:30 pm

    Phreaker is my favorite this week! 🙂 (I found the word trifecta in my reading fairly recently. It means a perfect group of three.)

  9. June 4, 2014 3:00 pm

    Those are all new words for me! As is this verb: absquatulate. It means, to leave abruptly.

  10. June 4, 2014 3:28 pm

    Here’s my usage of corrigendum: I understand errors in an ARC but when I see corrigendum in a final hardback it bothers me. And – it’s happening too often.

  11. June 4, 2014 3:35 pm

    Yeah never heard those

  12. June 4, 2014 3:39 pm

    Yes, Phreaker would be a good title for a movie.

  13. June 4, 2014 5:35 pm

    Five pages of errors? Wow, someone wasn’t paying attention!!

  14. June 4, 2014 7:10 pm

    I have always wanted to do this but never keep track of my words. I think it is easier to do when I am using my e reader as I can push on the word and see the meaning. I did that frequently on my way home on the plane from New York. 🙂

  15. Patty permalink
    June 4, 2014 10:09 pm

    Words! They are such fun!

  16. June 5, 2014 3:49 pm

    They’re new to me. I never knew a phone hacker had a special term!

  17. June 6, 2014 7:50 am

    Wow! I like all your words. “Phreaker” is interesting.

  18. June 7, 2014 6:11 pm

    Finally! A word the geek in me knew: phreaker.

  19. bookingmama permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:48 am

    I kind of figured them out when reading the sentence but I admit that I had no idea what they were prior to that.

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