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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 2, 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 one word in The Daughter by Jane Shemilt.

1. curdy – “As I wrapped the cuff around his curdy white upper arm, his thick fingers tapped the table; they looked like shiny pink sausages, the cheap kind with thin skins that split open with one touch of the knife.”

Curdy means just what it sounds like – like curd; coagulated.  His upper arm must look a lot like mine.

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This word came from Anchor and Flares by Kate Braestrup.

2. philoprogenitive – “The philoprogenitive should refrain from introducing their young ‘un’s little palates to exotic foods, however beneficial the stimulation might be for little brains.”

Philoprogenitive means tending to produce offspring: prolific.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2015 4:39 am

    Both are new to me I love your comment about curdy!! LOL!

  2. September 2, 2015 7:23 am

    I think it’s what some people call cottage cheese skin. I’ve got it all over!

  3. September 2, 2015 7:57 am

    Now I’m thinking about cheese curds (squeaky cheese).

  4. lemon123 permalink
    September 2, 2015 8:40 am

    That second word is really long. The longest, new word I’ve seen this month.

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    September 2, 2015 10:52 am

    I knew curdy but was stumped by philoprogenitive.

  6. September 2, 2015 10:53 am

    I don’t care how bad they look, the first person to refer to my upper arms as “curdy” will be in serious trouble. 😛 What an awful descriptor for an arm! LOL

  7. September 2, 2015 11:55 am

    Philoprogenitive – a big word with such a small definition. Great words!

  8. September 2, 2015 1:52 pm

    There’s got to be a word kinder than ‘curdy’ or cottage cheese or dimpled … sigh 😉

  9. September 2, 2015 2:32 pm

    Philoprogenitive is quite a tongue twister, and it is similar to my WWW entry from a few weeks algo: fecund. With four kids, I guess I’m philoprogenitive. 🙂

  10. Patty permalink
    September 2, 2015 3:04 pm

    Wow…I don’t think I like the sound of that first word!

  11. September 2, 2015 3:12 pm

    I like all the comments that came along with your two new words. A totally fun post.

  12. September 2, 2015 3:26 pm

    Interesting two knew words, now I know what to call my upper arms.

  13. September 2, 2015 3:32 pm

    That 2nd one is long

  14. September 2, 2015 8:28 pm

    I’m not a fan of the word curdy but lol at your comment!

  15. bookingmama permalink
    September 7, 2015 8:52 am

    Your arm does not look curdy!!!!

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