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!
There hasn’t been a lot of reading going on around here so I’m thankful for my Word-a-Day calendar.
1. inspissate – “There was sauce on everything, all inspissated with butter, flour, crème fraîche.” — Jonathan Reynolds, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, August 2000
Inspissate is a verb that means to make thick or thicker.
2. legerity – “With legerity, the prefect noted that the suspect inadvertently referred to an aspect of the crime that had never been made public.”
Legerity means alert, facile quickness of mind or body.
3. ecotone – “Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds — in particular, those located in the ecotones along the edges of a mature forest.”
An ecotone is a transition area between tow adjacent ecological communities.
What words do you want to celebrate today?