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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 2, 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!

No new words in my reading this week so I had to turn to my Word-a-Day calendar.

1. indagate – “The defense attorneys requested an adjournment so they could fully indagate the new evidence.”

Indagate is a verb that means to search into: investigate.

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2. miscible – “Mr. Remington’s class demonstration showed that, to paraphrase an old saying, oil and water are indeed not miscible.”

Miscible is an adjective that means capable of being mixed; specifically: capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases.

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3. commove – “He who has seen the sea commoved with a great hurricane, thinks of it very differently from him who has seen it only in a calm.” — Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters

In this case, commove means to move violently: agitate.  It can also mean to rouse intense feeling in: excite to passion.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2016 7:37 am

    I know the word ‘miscible’ from chemistry, but ‘commove’ and ‘indicate’ are both new to me. I like ‘commove’!

  2. March 2, 2016 9:30 am

    0-3 – and not even close!

  3. March 2, 2016 9:34 am

    Clueless! Great words, Kathy.

  4. March 2, 2016 12:49 pm

    Wow! These are all new to me… although miscible sounds somewhat familiar in some dark corner of my brain. Thanks for sharing!

  5. March 2, 2016 1:18 pm

    I knew none of them.

  6. March 2, 2016 2:38 pm

    Excellent words! I did not know/remember these.

  7. March 2, 2016 2:57 pm

    Those are all new to me.

  8. March 2, 2016 3:34 pm

    New words learned today.

  9. March 2, 2016 4:04 pm

    0_0 those ones

  10. March 2, 2016 4:50 pm

    As usual, your calendar has given us some great new words. I like miscible. I can see me using that.

  11. bookingmama permalink
    March 7, 2016 7:45 am

    All three were totally new to me but I don’t think I’ve ever known a word from your calendar!

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