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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 14, 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 two words in Pledged by Alexandra Robbins.

1. salutary – “Instead of being an undesirable thing as many pessimists would have us believe, the clique, as established by the sorority, is a most salutary arrangement for grouping college girls into congenial coteries.”  — The Sorority Handbook, 1907

Salutary means producing good effects, beneficial.


2. plenary – “’The Values Institute’ held on the second day of the conference, was comprised of a series of plenary and breakout sessions on the four pillars.”

In this case, plenary means to be attended by all participants at a conference or assembly, who otherwise meet in smaller groups.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2015 6:50 am

    I can see that sorority handbook comes from the past, LOL

  2. October 14, 2015 8:05 am

    I knew salutary, but not plenary.

  3. October 14, 2015 8:18 am

    Plenary is a word I’ve seen, but never knew what it meant. I thought it had something to do with punishment!

  4. October 14, 2015 9:18 am

    I was 2/2 – in terms of knowing the words. But 0/2 in defining them!

  5. October 14, 2015 10:25 am

    Well, both were unfamiliar to me. I am sure I would have had to look them up if I had come across them in reading. Thanks for hosting this meme. I enjoy it a great deal.

  6. Patty permalink
    October 14, 2015 10:32 am

    I can never ever ever remember to jot down words! Sigh!

  7. October 14, 2015 11:08 am

    You always manage to find something 🙂

  8. October 14, 2015 11:30 am

    I knew salutory but plenary was new and interesting to me. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beth Hoffman permalink
    October 14, 2015 11:54 am

    I drew a blank on both!

  10. October 14, 2015 12:25 pm

    I thought plenary had something to do with government. I’m not sure why. Both interesting words today.

  11. bookingmama permalink
    October 14, 2015 2:11 pm

    Both are new to me!

  12. October 14, 2015 3:02 pm

    New ones for me too!

  13. October 14, 2015 4:38 pm

    I find “salutary” easy to understand.

  14. October 14, 2015 7:35 pm

    Both words were new to me as well! I enjoyed reading your WWW post. 🙂

  15. October 19, 2015 5:25 pm

    Under the definition for ‘salutary’ I love the expression ‘congenial coteries’ (it sounds so cozy and elegant). 🙂

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