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 guess I haven’t been reading anything too challenging because, once again, I had to turn to my Word-a-Day calendar.
1. mansuetude – “The mansuetude of Tina’s voice made it hard for her teachers to hear her over the drone of her louder classmates.”
Mansuetude is a noun that means the quality or state of being gentle: meekness or tameness.
2. verjuice – “Seared foie gras balances atop a miniature tart filled with braised green grapes in a verjuice reduction . . . .” — S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2005
Verjuice is the sour juice of crab apples or of unripe fruit; also: an acid liquor made from verjuice.
3. precocial – “The mallard is a type of precocial bird that can often fly independently just 24 hours after hatching.”
Precocial is an adjective that means capable of a high degree of independent activity from birth.
What words do you want to celebrate today?