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!
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.
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.
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.
What words do you want to celebrate today?