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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 1, 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!

My first word came from Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green.

1. foment – “‘Certainly the best way to curb [the South’s] prosperity is to foment rifts in its churches and schools,’ one editorial read.”

In this case foment means to promote the growth or development of: rouse, incite.


I found my second word in Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert.

2. belvedere – “Chevrolet is painted across the front of the building and down the belvederes.”

I found the definition in my dictionary to be rather confusing so I turned to Wikipedia for further explanation:

A belvedere is an architectural structure sited to take advantage of a fine or scenic view. While a belvedere may be built in the upper part of a building the actual structure can be of any form, whether a turret, a cupola, or an open gallery.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2015 5:48 am

    And here I always thought a belvedere was a man who was a butler. haha
    Excellent words. I’ve seen/heard them, but never thought about them.

  2. July 1, 2015 8:04 am

    LOL at Elizabeth’s comment 🙂
    I’ve heard both but couldn’t have come up with the correct definition.

  3. Patty permalink
    July 1, 2015 8:41 am

    I am trying to picture a Belvedere in my head!

  4. jmcguin7 permalink
    July 1, 2015 9:41 am

    I’m off to google images of a belvedere as I am having trouble visualizing.

  5. July 1, 2015 9:48 am

    Belvedere is such a classy sounding word. Or maybe that’s just me. 🙂

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 1, 2015 10:21 am

    I’ve always loved the word belvedere, and if my design memory is correct, I believe it originated in Italy as an architectural structure that frames a lovely vista.

  7. July 1, 2015 12:43 pm

    I think we’re all laughing at Elizabeth’s answer! It’s what I would have said.

  8. July 1, 2015 3:35 pm


  9. July 1, 2015 3:36 pm

    Interesting words, especially belvedere.

  10. July 1, 2015 3:39 pm

    I’ve used foment for a WWW entry too! It’s a cool word.

  11. July 1, 2015 6:56 pm

    Both words are new to me, but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw your second word was the tv show Mr. Belvedere.

  12. July 2, 2015 12:52 am

    I also remembered Mr. Belvedere. Excellent WWW, Kathy! 🙂

  13. bookingmama permalink
    July 6, 2015 2:37 pm

    Both new to me.

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