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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 6, 2015

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!

I found several new words in an advanced copy of The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy.

1. dyad – “Just like a magnet, the dyad forces of attraction could only extend so far.”

Dyad is a pair, specifically two individuals maintaining a sociologically significant relationship.


2. dramaturgy – “Mr. Sanborn has announced that the poet and artist Mary Artemisia Lathbury of Saratoga is coming in July to teach a painting salon and summer biblical dramaturgy.”

I could pretty much figure this one out but decided to look it up to be sure.  Dramaturgy is dramatic composition.


3. bergamot – “She fluttered her hands at George and Freddy, then wrapped one arm around Sarah’s waist and the other around Annie’s, ushering the girls into the interior, which smelled of rosebuds and bergamot.”

A bergamot is a pear shaped orange of a Mediterranean tree.  Essential oils from the rind are used in perfume


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2015 7:42 am

    I have always wondered what bergamot is. From context I knew it was a fragrant plant, but I thought it might be a spice.

  2. May 6, 2015 8:49 am

    I like the sound of ‘dramaturgy’. Not that I would need to use it, but it sounds cool.

  3. beth hoffman permalink
    May 6, 2015 8:50 am

    For once I knew all three words! lol

  4. May 6, 2015 9:14 am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on that book!

  5. May 6, 2015 9:19 am

    I had a vague sense of the meaning of these words, but could not have actually given definitions!

  6. Patty permalink
    May 6, 2015 10:27 am

    Bergamot sounds lovely!

  7. May 6, 2015 11:30 am

    I love adding to my vocabulary!

  8. May 6, 2015 12:58 pm

    I knew something about bergamot from Earl Grey tea, but appreciate learning more in this post. The Mapmaker’s Children is a good book for this meme.

  9. May 6, 2015 1:30 pm

    I really like dyad. I’m going to be thinking about that one. I actually like all your words. They give off a certain flavor that makes me think I’m going to like this book.

  10. May 6, 2015 2:52 pm

    I think I knew dyad from a science class somewhere. Thanks Kathy!

  11. May 6, 2015 3:58 pm

    I knew bergamot as a fragrance.

  12. May 6, 2015 4:27 pm

    I had heard 2 but did not know what it meant. But knew 3 🙂

  13. May 6, 2015 11:22 pm

    Dyad and dramaturgy were new to me, but I too knew about bergamot from Earl Grey Tea. One of my favorite teas. Thanks for these words today.

  14. May 7, 2015 12:59 am

    I know bergamot mainly because I love Earl Grey tea! 🙂

  15. bookingmama permalink
    May 12, 2015 7:24 am

    I knew all of these. Bergamot is an ingredient in Earl Gray Tea. I love the scent!

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