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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 8, 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!

This week’s words came from The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah.

1. dolmen – “”Downstairs,’ says Julien, ushering us back down to the dolmen.”

A dolmen is a prehistoric monument of two or more upright stones supporting a horizontal stone slab found especially in Britain and France and thought to be a tomb.



2. tractable – “But Yvonne, usually so tractable, is entirely unmovable on this issue.”

Tractable is an adjective that means capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled: docile.


 What words do you want to celebrate today?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2014 6:40 am

    I saw a dolmen in Ireland.
    No WWW for me this week but I’ll be back 🙂

  2. October 8, 2014 6:49 am

    I too saw a dolmen in Ireland. Maybe the same one as Mary!

  3. October 8, 2014 7:46 am

    I had seen the word “dolmen.” Didn’t know it’s meaning.

  4. October 8, 2014 7:49 am

    I’d like to go to Ireland and see a dolmen 😉

  5. October 8, 2014 9:00 am

    I had no idea about a dolmen. Thanks for sharing the information and photo!

  6. October 8, 2014 9:53 am

    dolmen is cool.

  7. Beth Hoffman permalink
    October 8, 2014 10:02 am

    Dolmen is new to me!

  8. October 8, 2014 2:07 pm

    I like tractable. Not exactly what I expected, but I was on the right track.

  9. October 8, 2014 2:10 pm

    I”m with Julia – I like tractable too. I think its a word that can be used to describe some people I know.

  10. October 8, 2014 2:43 pm

    I haven’t heard dolmen before. We have one not so far away from us out in the countryside too.

  11. October 8, 2014 3:20 pm

    I might have heard the first one

  12. October 8, 2014 3:28 pm

    I’ve seen a picture of a dolmen before but didn ‘t know the name, good words.

  13. October 8, 2014 4:25 pm

    Kathy, you’ve got me interested in learning more about The Mouse-Proof Kitchen now. Terrific words this week! I thought I knew tractable, but….

  14. October 8, 2014 9:48 pm

    great words, yet again.

  15. October 8, 2014 10:41 pm

    Both were new to me,
    I clicked you link for The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah and it sounds like a really good book!

  16. bookingmama permalink
    October 14, 2014 7:57 am

    Good ones!!! I didn’t know what a dolmen was but after the picture, it all makes sense.

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