Wondrous Words Wednesday
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?