Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I found several words in an uncorrected proof of Unearthed by Alexandra Risen.
1. moraine – “Does he really think a layer of fresh bark can compete with age-old glacial moraine?”
2. chornozem – “He is one of many authors whom I explore, each more controversial than the next, but the word bloodlands penetrates my consciousness, maybe because I’ve read so much about the rare and fertile chornozem soil.”
Chornozem is a very black topsoil, rich in humus, typical of cool to temperate semiarid regions such as the grasslands of Ukraine and southern Russia.
3. geomancer – “He’s a geomancer.”
Geomancy is the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously .
What words do you want to celebrate today?