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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 17, 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 was another slow reading week for me so I had to turn to my Word-a-Day calendar.

1. sinecure – “The king was in the habit of rewarding his loyal supporters with sinecures .”

A sinecure is an office or position that requires little or no work and that usually provides an income.  I want a sinecure!


2. calumny – “The pundit declared that it was a calumny to say that Congress has not acted on the behalf of the people.”

A calumny is a false and malicious accusation.


3. esculent – “Morel mushrooms have esculent properties and are delicious, but be warned that there are also false morels, which are poisonous.”

Esculent means edible.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2014 5:48 am

    All new to me! I think I need a word-a-day calendar so I can participate more often in this meme.

  2. bookingmama permalink
    December 17, 2014 7:37 am

    All new to me too! I definitely want a sinecure!

  3. Beth Hoffman permalink
    December 17, 2014 9:41 am

    Both sinecure and calumny were new to me!

  4. December 17, 2014 9:48 am

    I was very close on 1 & 2 and didn’t know 3 at all.

  5. December 17, 2014 9:59 am

    Great words! I as well would like a sinecure. 😉

  6. December 17, 2014 10:13 am

    Esculent is new to me… and I’ll take a sinecure, too!

  7. December 17, 2014 10:30 am

    So where do we line up for these sinecures? I want one too!

  8. Patty permalink
    December 17, 2014 12:00 pm

    Those are luscious words! But…calumny reminds me of baking powder!

  9. December 17, 2014 1:14 pm

    Esculent sounds sophisticated! Thanks for sharing your new words, Kathy. It will be time for the 2015 calendar in the blink of an eye!

  10. December 17, 2014 1:32 pm

    All three are new to me. I like the way they all sound.

  11. December 17, 2014 2:13 pm

    All three are new to me. I’m going to try out esculent the next time I’m eating dinner with my grown children. I can see their faces as I say, very primly, “My, this pepperoni pizza is delicious and has esculent properties.” They will laugh and then grab their smart phones and look it up. Thanks Kathy.

  12. December 17, 2014 2:38 pm

    Sinecure is one of those words I know I studied for the SATs! (but I needed a review) Thanks. Living in a small town, I’ve seen many people awarded sinecures by family members. It doesn’t always make for efficient work habits.

  13. December 17, 2014 3:24 pm

    I wish I could have a sinecure too!

  14. December 19, 2014 2:39 am

    I should pick up one of these word-a-day calendars for the new year. All of these words are new to me!

  15. December 19, 2014 2:11 pm

    I’d heard of sinecure before but couldn’t use it in a sentence! Participating in this weekly endeavor is making me realize how I skim over words when I read!

  16. December 19, 2014 2:14 pm

    Oops, still new to this, I wanted to use my Blogger account, not my WordPress one. I have both so I can learn how to use the different blog platforms

  17. December 20, 2014 6:05 am

    Dear God, please grant me a sinecure too!

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