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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 5, 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 are from Shadows in the Vineyard by Maximillian Potter.

1. vigneron – “‘Only the vigneron who tends his vines knows when his berries are ready.”

A vigneron is a winegrower which is a person who grows grapes for winemaking.


2. fatuity – “‘No one was able to pay a compliment with more finesse and graciousness and, despite his success with women, it was impossible to discern in him the slightest nuance of fatuity.”

Fatuity means stupidity or foolishness.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2014 7:40 am

    Hah, no way I could pronounce vigneron correctly. So much easier to say winegrower! :–)

  2. November 5, 2014 9:28 am

    Didn’t know either one but saw “vig” and thought wine. So I’m giving myself a .5/2.

  3. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 5, 2014 9:37 am

    I knew fatuity, but I hadn’t a clue what vigneron meant!

  4. November 5, 2014 10:01 am

    Both words were new to me. I don’t know much about wine growing! I think I will try to use fatuity. Seem I encounter foolishness a lot these days! 🙂

  5. November 5, 2014 11:08 am

    I knew fatuity and guessed vigneron would be something to do with wine but hadn’t actually come across the word before. Thank you

  6. November 5, 2014 11:45 am

    Here I am living in wine country and didn’t even know vigneron. Thanks for that one Kathy.

  7. November 5, 2014 12:32 pm

    Fatuity is a good one. Especially with teenagers in the house…

  8. November 5, 2014 1:28 pm

    Ooh, I like “fatuity.” I definitely have a hint of it about me in my less than brilliant moments. 🙂

  9. November 5, 2014 2:39 pm

    I had a vague idea of what fatuity, just from running across it occasionally.

  10. November 5, 2014 2:56 pm

    Terrific words from your book, Kathy! I am familiar with fatuous, but not fatuity, which is related, of course.

    I was glad to participate in W.W.W with a post this week! 🙂

  11. Patty permalink
    November 5, 2014 3:32 pm

    Oh my…I can’t even pronounce them!

  12. November 5, 2014 3:54 pm

    I like the second one

  13. November 5, 2014 4:15 pm

    Two new words I’ve learned.

  14. November 6, 2014 1:40 am

    Vigneron is familiar to me from my wine tasting days but fatuity is new to me. Good ones!

  15. November 8, 2014 5:54 pm

    Both are new to me and I love learning new words!! 🙂

  16. bookingmama permalink
    November 17, 2014 11:05 am

    Oh my! It’s a miracle. I’ve heard of both words. Not that I use them though.

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