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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 29, 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!

It’s been a while since I had to rely on my Word-a-Day calendar but I had to this week.

1. billingsgate – “A steady stream of billingsgate could be heard coming from the basement after my father hit his thumb with his hammer.”

Billingsgate is a noun that means coarsely abusive language.


2. chatoyant – “The gemologist scrutinized the unique chatoyant jewels before stating her opinion on their value.”

Chatoyant is an adjective that means having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light.


3. popnip – “The white wafer sun sports a halo, and nearby hills are veiled in pogonip.” — Bill Croke, The American Spectator, March 1997

Pogonip is dense winter fog containing frozen particles that is formed in deep mountain valleys of the western United States.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2017 3:28 am

    All new 🙂

  2. March 29, 2017 9:33 am

    Not a clue for any of them. How come you don’t have multiple choice so that I can at least guess?

  3. Patty permalink
    March 29, 2017 10:38 am

    I love that word pogonip?

  4. March 29, 2017 11:44 am

    Popnip is my new favorite word!

  5. March 29, 2017 12:16 pm

    I’ve been heavily into the billingsgate lately! LOL

  6. March 29, 2017 12:32 pm

    Your calendar gave you some good ones Kathy. I really like pogonip. I’ll bet that’s an amazing experience to see and feel that. Hopefully I will some day.

  7. March 29, 2017 12:40 pm

    I can visualize pogonip but that’s all from your words today.

  8. March 29, 2017 2:33 pm

    I learned 3 new words today!

  9. March 30, 2017 3:11 am

    These are unusual words! Pogonip takes the cake. I did not get a Word-a-Day calendar this year.

  10. bookingmama permalink
    April 6, 2017 7:38 am

    I don’t think I’d have a clue if it weren’t for the context of the sentence. Great words!

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