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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 3, 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 haven’t found any new words this week so I had to turn to my Word-a-Day calendar.

1. brachiate – “Sarah sat on the park bench and watched as her five-year-old son confidently brachiated along the monkey bars.”

Brachiate is a verb that means to progress by swinging from hold to hold by the arms.


2. volte-face – “The candidate’s volte-face on the proposed property tax cap struck many voters as opportunistic and insincere.”

Volte-face is a noun that means a reversal in policy: about face.


2. doughty – “Noticing that the cashier shorted him a nickel, the doughty child marched up to the counter and demanded it from her.”

Doughty is an adjective that means marked by fearless resolution: valiant.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. bookingmama permalink
    August 3, 2016 7:50 am

    These are all new to me but I suspect we can use the volte-face word quite a bit in the upcoming months.

  2. August 3, 2016 9:28 am

    100% – wrong.

  3. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 3, 2016 9:55 am

    Not a clue!

  4. August 3, 2016 10:03 am

    All new to me!

  5. August 3, 2016 11:38 am

    All new 🙂

  6. August 3, 2016 1:55 pm

    All new for me also.

  7. August 3, 2016 2:01 pm

    I thought I recognized a couple of them but I was wrong on all three. Good words!

  8. August 3, 2016 2:07 pm

    My grandson is just now learning to climb and swing on the monkey bars. He’s trying to brachiate the horizontal bars, but he doesn’t quite have the upper arm strength. Who knew there was a word for that? Thanks Kathy.

  9. August 3, 2016 3:04 pm

    3 more new ones!

  10. August 4, 2016 4:41 am

    I like the first word. If I’m pronouncing it correctly, it’s the pronunciation I like. All of the words were new ones for me.

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