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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 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’m reading at a slow pace these days so I haven’t found any new words in my reading and had to turn to my Word-a-Day calendar this week.

1. perpend – “Perpend: It is easier to build on a good first impression than it is to repair a bad one.”

Perpend means to be attentive: reflect


2. neoteric – “It can be difficult to predict how long neoteric fads, such as Twitter, will retain their popularity.”

Neoteric is an adjective that means recent in origin: modern.


3. favonian – “Our guests relaxed on the patio, watching the sunset and enjoying favonian breezes.”

Favonian means of or relating to the west wind: mild.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2015 7:03 am

    Relaxing on the patio, watching the sunset and enjoying favonian breezes sounds a lot better to me than shoveling snow!

    • December 2, 2015 1:02 pm

      Well our temps here in NC seem favonian but I really dislike the damp and fog and dreariness. Sunshine for everyone please!

  2. December 2, 2015 9:25 am

    All new to me today, but I may be able to use neoteric and confuse the young ones! And I agree with rhapsodyinbooks, I much rather be experiencing favonian breezes that this wind and snow!

  3. December 2, 2015 9:27 am

    3 out of 3 – didn’t have a clue AND have never seen those words before. I need to go through the dictionary more often!

  4. December 2, 2015 11:56 am

    I agree with Judy – I like neoteric and could impress my grown kids. I don’t think I’ll say that twitter is a neoteric fad. It seems to be here for good.

  5. December 2, 2015 1:02 pm

    GOOD words! I really need to try using these this week.

  6. December 2, 2015 2:49 pm

    Neoteric is a terrific word! The Word-a-Day calendar is such a great source of new words. I need to get a new one soon!

  7. Patty permalink
    December 2, 2015 2:54 pm

    Every single one of these is new to me!

  8. December 2, 2015 3:10 pm

    All new to me, too!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    December 17, 2015 7:29 am

    Those are way beyond my every day use!

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