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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 9, 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 go back to my Word-a-Day calendar this week.

1. vorago – “At the movie’s conclusion, the earth opens and the entire evil empire topples into the vorago.”

Vorago is a noun that means an engulfing chasm: abyss.


2. inenarrable – “Their songs were . . . muffled and sad with the inenarrable misery of their bondage.” — Ross Lockridge, Jr., RAINTREE COUNTY

Inenarrable is an adjective that means incapable of being narrated: indescribable.


3. terpsichorean – “Emerson’s terpsichorean talents are limited to the waltz.” — Elizabeth Peters, HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY

I thought terpsichorean might be related to music and I was close.  It’s an adjective that means of or relating to dancing.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2016 9:15 am

    I foresee lots of uses for ‘vorago’. Thanks!

  2. November 9, 2016 9:16 am

    Nope x 3. I was hoping that enenarrable had something to do with fertile ground for crops. Oh, well.

  3. November 9, 2016 9:24 am

    I think I prefer abyss to vorago (my mac wants to change the spelling, btw).

  4. November 9, 2016 12:24 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    You have some great words this week, the only one I had a clue about was #3, but even then I couldn’t have buttoned it down to a concise definition.

    I also kept wanting to substitute virago for vorago, which is something entirely different, so like Mary, I’ll probably stick to abyss!

    Thanks for sharing the linky option 🙂


  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 9, 2016 1:06 pm

    What Lloyd said!

  6. November 9, 2016 1:21 pm

    Of these, inenarrable is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  7. November 9, 2016 1:53 pm

    You’ve had a good word-a-day calendar this year. The words are always interesting.

  8. November 9, 2016 3:00 pm

    Wow! I should be able to use the word vorago. The other two will be more difficult to use–and pronounce.

  9. bookingmama permalink
    November 10, 2016 7:51 am

    All new to me, but I could kind of guess a few based on the sentences and the root words.

  10. November 10, 2016 4:02 pm

    Not words I have heard before

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