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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 2, 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!

All of this week’s words came from my Word-a-Day calendar.

1. glabrous – “Unlike the fuzzy peach, the nectarine has a glabrous skin.”

Glabrous is an adjective that means smooth; especially: having a surface without hairs or projections.

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2. chthonic – “Entering the basement was like descending into chthonic regions: It was dark, eerie, and odd-smelling.”

Chthonic is also an adjective.  It means of or relation to the underworld: infernal.

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3. vexillology – “Chris first got interested in vexillology as a child after visiting a museum with a large collection of rare flags.”

As you probably guessed from the sentence, vexillology is the study of flags.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. bookingmama permalink
    November 2, 2016 6:32 am

    All new to me and I’m not even sure how to use them!

  2. November 2, 2016 7:02 am

    …which is why I prefer nectarines to peaches! :–)

  3. November 2, 2016 7:07 am

    Nope, nope, nope. My favorite fruit is nectarines.

  4. November 2, 2016 9:29 am

    YES! 1 out of 3.

  5. November 2, 2016 10:16 am

    I knew not a one!

  6. November 2, 2016 12:50 pm

    Please pass the nectarines!!

  7. November 2, 2016 2:14 pm

    All new to me. Chthonic is a good one for Halloween!

  8. November 2, 2016 3:05 pm

    They were all new to me. I’m sure I can remember glabrous. I love both peaches and nectarines.

  9. November 2, 2016 4:06 pm

    I’ve never heard any of these before. I do like the sound of vexillology.

  10. November 2, 2016 6:16 pm

    Had no idea there was a word for the study of flags!

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