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!
My book club read for November is THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler and it’s been the source of several new words for me.
1. cartomancy – “‘Cartomancy?’ he says with a light laugh.”
I figured this one out from the story’s context but looked it up to be sure. Cartomancy is fortune-telling by interpreting a random selection of playing cards.
2. buckram – “It’s a book on selkies, one that’s thick, with a green buckram cover.”
After reading the definition, I can picture buckram. It is coarse linen or other cloth stiffened with gum or paste and used typically as interfacing and in bookbinding.
3. duvetyn – “Behind him is Enola’s tent — purple velour and duvetyn, spangled with gold moons and stars, hand painted.”
Duvetyn is a
What words do you want to celebrate today?