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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 9, 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 one word, well really a phrase, in House Arrest by K. A. Holt.

1. Adjudicated – “Adjudicated delinquent.”

I knew what a delinquent is but wasn’t sure what an adjudicated one is so decided to look it up.  An adjudicated delinquent is a youth who has been found guilty by a judge of committing a delinquent act.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2016 8:33 am

    That makes sense.

  2. March 9, 2016 9:29 am

    I thought I knew this one, but was a bit off.

  3. March 9, 2016 10:37 am

    Because I read a lot of legal thrillers I thought I knew adjudicated, but I’ve never seen it as part of a phrase.

  4. March 9, 2016 11:03 am

    I knew this one, though I had to think for a moment.

  5. March 9, 2016 11:13 am

    I thought I knew this one, and I did…kind of. But I didn’t know it specifically applied to a juvenile!

  6. March 9, 2016 11:33 am

    I only knew it because I watch a lot of police shows.

  7. March 9, 2016 12:49 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I knew the definition of both the words individually, however I had no idea of the extra definition, if they are used together .. Well spotted, it would have been all too easy to have glossed over the phrase and assume you knew what it meant 🙂

    I was going to add that this probably isn’t a book for me. However the reviews and ratings have been so amazing and the Goodreads synopsis is just so intriguing, that I may well look into this one a bit more closely, so thanks for including the book title in your post.

    Thanks for hosting 🙂


  8. March 9, 2016 1:47 pm

    I didn’t know this either, but agree it makes sense (don’t a lot of words after you look them up? 😉 )

  9. March 9, 2016 2:53 pm

    Hi: just answer your question, Deeply regretted by… is a very short play.

  10. March 9, 2016 3:01 pm

    I can think of a few of those individuals,

  11. March 9, 2016 3:56 pm

    new to me

  12. March 9, 2016 4:01 pm

    This one I knew, or thought I did.

  13. March 9, 2016 6:10 pm

    I was not familiar with that term. Great choice of word!

  14. March 12, 2016 11:37 am

    (If you read Fates and Furies, you might find a few vocab words. I skipped over them…. But my friend thought there were ‘too many!’ – ha)

  15. bookingmama permalink
    March 15, 2016 10:01 am

    I’ve read enough legal thrillers to know this one! It’s a miracle! I rarely know any of the words you share.

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