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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 17, 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 had to go back to my Word-a-Day calendar this week since I didn’t find any new words in my reading.  I chose these words because I can’t imagine myself using any of them.

1. conurbation – “The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways.”

A conurbation is an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.


2. schwarmerei – “One of the reasons that Ken likes jazz is that it isn’t loaded with the schwarmerei that seems to infect most contemporary pop songs.”

Schwarmerei is an excessive or unwholesome sentiment.


3. persiflage – “When the cooking segment ran short, Greta and her cohost turned to persiflage to fill up the time left until the commercial break.”

Persiflage is frivolous bantering talk: light raillery.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2016 9:20 am

    0-3 with absolutely NO idea on any of them. Shameful!

  2. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 17, 2016 10:11 am

    Totally clueless on all three!

  3. August 17, 2016 12:05 pm

    Nope, not a one!

  4. August 17, 2016 12:25 pm

    I like schwarmerei – definition and sentence. One I’ll try to use today! Thanks

  5. August 17, 2016 12:43 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    As in the UK everything is on a much smaller and compact scale than in many parts of the US, conurbation is a more or less everyday word over here.

    But that’s about the only one of your words I knew this week and I can’t see myself being in a position to use either of your other words, although I do like persiflage.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting 🙂


  6. August 17, 2016 2:19 pm

    All new to me, thanks! for sharing.

  7. August 17, 2016 2:51 pm

    Three good ones Kathy. I like persiflage best. I count that as one of my personal skills. Now I know there’s a special name for it (better than the initials (b.s,) usually used for all the blabbing I do.

  8. August 17, 2016 4:28 pm

    Strange ones

  9. August 17, 2016 4:28 pm

    Excellent, new-to-me words, Kathy! I have missed these WWW posts for the past few weeks due to a trip, but am slowly getting back into blogging.

  10. August 17, 2016 4:31 pm

    Not a one!

  11. bookingmama permalink
    August 23, 2016 6:35 pm

    Great words this week especially schwarmerei!

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