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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 24, 2016

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 a few more words in The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell.

1. spinney – “At the next track, I turned off the road and took shelter under the largest of six or so eucalyptus trees in a spinney.”

A spinney is a small area of trees and bushes.


2. ethos – “Diego was not entirely without friends, but they were boys like him who had similar problems conforming to the ethos of the school.”

I felt like I should have known this word but couldn’t define it.  Ethos is the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    February 24, 2016 8:20 am

    Those are both two very unusual words!

  2. February 24, 2016 9:23 am

    1 out of 2!

  3. February 24, 2016 9:26 am

    I felt the same way about ethos when I came across it a while ago and used it for a WWW entry too! Thanks for the review!

  4. February 24, 2016 11:02 am

    I knew spinney but had to think for a while on ethos. Great words, Kathy!

  5. February 24, 2016 11:03 am

    I am the same with ‘ethos’. I recognize the word and have a sense of what it means but I couldn’t really TELL you what it means.

    I like the word ‘spinney’; I’ll have to look for a chance to use it!

  6. February 24, 2016 12:12 pm

    Spinner is new and interesting. Over here in northern California we have lots of spinners. I have plenty of places to show off my new word. Thanks Kathy.

  7. Deepika Ramesh permalink
    February 24, 2016 1:17 pm

    ‘Ethos’ is one of my most favourite words. But, only after reading your post that I have never employed it in my blogs. 🙂 Thank you for adding this lovely word.

  8. February 24, 2016 2:20 pm

    Spinney was new to me! 🙂

  9. joyweesemoll permalink
    February 24, 2016 3:03 pm

    I’m late checking in because our power was out all morning. Spinney was new to me. I use ethos, occasionally.

  10. February 24, 2016 3:05 pm

    I like the word spinney.

  11. February 24, 2016 3:39 pm

    Those are new 🙂

  12. bookingmama permalink
    February 25, 2016 7:55 am

    It’s a miracle! I knew both words!

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