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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 10, 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 word in Jill of Rhapsody in Books review of Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff.

1. weltschmerz – “Claiming they must be suffering from some sort of weltschmerz, he and the dogs become “regulars” at a nearby veterinarian’s office.”

Weltschmerz is a noun that means a feeling of melancholy and world-weariness.


I found a second word in Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax.

2. jingoism – “Without open debate, ideas — including the superstitious or jingoistic ones — just became common currency, unquestioned.”

Jingoism is also a noun that means extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2016 9:27 am

    50%! I actually knew jingoism.

  2. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 10, 2016 10:43 am

    Nope and nope!

  3. August 10, 2016 11:36 am

    It’s probably just me, but I think those two words can be used in the same sentence in this year of political craziness. Two good finds, Kathy.

  4. August 10, 2016 11:52 am

    That’s a no no.

  5. August 10, 2016 12:45 pm

    I don’t think it’s just you Margot. Good words.

  6. August 10, 2016 2:04 pm

    Did’t know either of them.

  7. August 11, 2016 1:56 am

    So new to me

  8. bookingmama permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:25 am

    I’m one for two! I can’t remember how I knew jingoism but I think my husband told me.

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