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 first word came from a children’s book, The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry. The book goes on to explain the word but I thought I would include it since it was new to me.
1. cryptid – “I’m a yeti and that’s a cryptid.”
According to the book, “a cryptid is a hidden animal whose existence has never been proven.”
My second word came from Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews.
2. scintilla – “It was also much bigger than her apartment on Jones Street, but with not a scintilla of appeal.”
Scintilla sounded familiar to me and I could pretty much discern it’s meaning from the context but decided to look it up anyway. Scintilla means spark or trace.
What words do you want to celebrate today?