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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 8, 2017

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 found one new word in THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel.

1. appurtenance – “Rosie assembled after-school appurtenances then went upstairs again to get showered and dressed herself.”

An appurtenance is an accessory or other item associated with a particular activity or style of living.


I found a new to me word in Jill of Rhapsody in Books review of WILL IN THE WORLD by Stephen Greenblatt.

2. adduce – “But the author clearly identifies it as such, and adduces much evidence for why it could have, or might have, been true.”

Adduce means to cite as evidence.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2017 4:54 am

    Never heard those

  2. February 8, 2017 6:51 am

    Ah, I see you are reading Sweet Girl. I think I passed on that because it looked too dark, so I will be interested to hear your thoughts!

  3. February 8, 2017 7:35 am

    Both new!

  4. February 8, 2017 9:30 am

    The good news is that I recognized both words. That’s where the good news ends!

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    February 8, 2017 10:46 am

    Exactly what Lloyd said … LOL!

  6. February 8, 2017 12:01 pm

    I always love it when I find a new word in a fellow blogger’s post. It reassures me that I’m reading smart blogs.

  7. February 8, 2017 1:00 pm

    I know of adduce, but appurtenance had me completely at a loss and is definitely not a word I would ever consider using.

    Two good words this time, although neither from books that I would probably choose to read, although I hope that you enjoyed them.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting 🙂


  8. February 8, 2017 3:08 pm

    Both new to me.

  9. February 8, 2017 3:20 pm

    New for me also.

  10. February 8, 2017 5:22 pm

    Excellent words! I sort of knew adduce.

  11. February 8, 2017 9:08 pm

    Two new ones for me.

  12. February 8, 2017 11:12 pm

    Jill’s reviews almost always have words that are new to me. She has such a great vocabulary!

  13. February 9, 2017 1:11 am

    Great new words!

  14. February 9, 2017 2:20 pm

    Both are new to me too. And Jill does write well!

  15. Lauren Becker permalink
    February 9, 2017 3:48 pm

    I’ve never heard of either of these, but adduce makes me think of deduce. 🙂


  16. bookingmama permalink
    February 13, 2017 8:03 am

    Leave it to Jill to teach us a new word! 🙂

  17. February 13, 2017 11:12 pm

    I love words and someday should join this meme. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your finds.

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