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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 7, 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 turn to my Word-a-Day calendar again this week.

1. luculent – “‘I have expressed my feelings in luculent terms,’ he wrote, ‘and since there can be no question about what I mean, I simply await her response.'”

Luculent is an adjective that means clear in thought or expression.


2. septentrional – “When he tired of the long, septentrional winters of New England, Grandfather retired to Florida.”

Septentrional is an adjective that means northern.  I don’t think I’ll be adopting this word since it’s a mouthful.


3. vaporware – “Experts in the computer industry suspected that the vaporware being pushed by the software company was still full of bugs and would never hit the market.”

Vaporware is a computer-related product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2016 6:16 am

    Hah – “Escape septentrional winters” could be the Florida motto! :–)

  2. September 7, 2016 7:10 am

    I knew the first one, but not the other two.

  3. September 7, 2016 7:48 am

    All new to me, but I kind of like luculent (though my autocorrect wants me to type lucent!)

  4. September 7, 2016 9:19 am

    I’m at least consistent – 0/3 again!

  5. September 7, 2016 10:09 am

    Had to laugh at the sentence used for luculent (a word my MacBook keeps trying to change to lucent!) since it wasn’t clear to me what he meant, haha. I now see lakeside musing had the same issue.

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    September 7, 2016 10:22 am

    I knew luculent but the others had me stumped!

  7. September 7, 2016 11:30 am

    I love the word-a-day calendars.You found three good ones that stumped me.

  8. September 7, 2016 12:05 pm

    Whoa. I didn’t know the meaning of any of these words.

  9. September 7, 2016 2:38 pm

    They were all new for me today.

  10. September 7, 2016 4:20 pm

    I have never heard those

  11. bookingmama permalink
    September 8, 2016 12:26 pm

    My Latin classes came in handy for the first word, but I was clueless about the other two!

  12. September 8, 2016 1:06 pm

    Vaporware is a great word! I also enjoyed luculent a lot.

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