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 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?