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!
I found a new word in “Glamour and heartbreak: The precious jewels of Iran’s ‘sad-eyed’ princess,” an article on CNN Style by Vinclent Meylan.
1. parure – “Her parures of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds were signed by the greatest names in jewelry: Cartier, Bulgari, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels.”
A parure is a set of jewels intended to be worn together.
This word came from LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell.
2. amicus – “North Carolina joined them, in an ‘amicus brief’ — a statement intended to assist the court — defending the ‘southern way of life.'”
Amicus means an impartial adviser, often voluntary, to a court of law in a particular case.
What words do you want to celebrate today?