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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 12, 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 has been a slow reading week for me so I didn’t find any words in my books and had to go back to my Word-a-Day calendar.

1. homologate – “The plea bargain between the district attorney and the defense must be homologated by a judge.”

Homologate is a verb that means to sanction or allow; especially: to approve or confirm officially.


2. georgic – “City slicker Brian was still getting used to the georgic lifestyle — particularly getting up at 4:30 each morning to milk the cows.”

Georgic is an adjective that means of or relating to agriculture.


3. paranymph – “The bride and groom, accompanied by their paranymphs, stood before the officiating clergy.”

Paranymph is a noun that means best man or bridesmaid.  I think I would get some odd looks if I used this word at a wedding.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2014 7:54 am

    I’ve never come across georgic before. Love a new word 🙂

  2. November 12, 2014 8:47 am

    It’s funny, I can’t see any word with “gate” at the end without thinking it must be some scandal like Watergate, Billygate, etc etc!

  3. November 12, 2014 9:05 am

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of those words before. Paranymph is making me giggle 😛

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 12, 2014 9:39 am

    I kinda-sorta knew georgic but the others were new to me!

  5. November 12, 2014 9:40 am

    Not only did I not know any of these, but I hadn’t even heard of them before. Good ones.

  6. November 12, 2014 12:13 pm

    With all the legal thrillers I read and watch, I should have known homologate.

  7. November 12, 2014 12:17 pm

    You would DEFINITELY get some strange looks if you used paranymph at a wedding! Cool words. So, I guess georgic is kinda like “bucolic”?

  8. November 12, 2014 12:35 pm

    I had to laugh at paranymphs. I’ve never heard that before either and I’m pretty sure people might laugh if you used it. Lol.

  9. November 12, 2014 2:41 pm

    These are all new to me! Would never guess paranymph 🙂

  10. November 12, 2014 3:40 pm

    Excellent words today, Kathy! I should have remembered georgic. Thanks for helping me to improve my vocabulary! 🙂

  11. Patty permalink
    November 12, 2014 6:02 pm

    I would not be able to even say paranymphs without laughing!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    November 17, 2014 11:01 am

    Paranymphs is hilarious! Just referring to a best man as a paranymph is too funny!

  13. November 20, 2014 9:23 pm

    all new words for me!

  14. November 23, 2014 9:47 pm

    Now is the best time to give people something to think about by saying paranymph at a wedding! I have one to attend coming up this weekend.

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