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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 12, 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!

Both of this week’s words are from WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES by Frances Whiting.

1. imbroglio – “I could have phoned you with all of this, Tallulah, but knowing you as I have over the years, when you and I have both been a party to some of Duncan’s little imbroglios, I thought I should talk to you in person.”

I’ve seen this word quite a few times but wasn’t sure I really understood the meaning so I decided to look it up.  Imbroglio means an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.  I think I can use this word a lot these days.

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2. abseil – “Harry, Rose, and Michael Parkinson had a three-way date every Saturday night — Rose loved Parky, she said he had a face you could abseil off.”

Abseil is a controlled descent of a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2017 9:35 am

    I’m so glad you picked ‘imbroglio’ as one of your words, as it is one I’ve seen too but didn’t know the meaning of!

  2. April 12, 2017 10:14 am

    I absolutely knew “imbroglio,” except I really didn’t. Rats. I had no idea about “abseil.”

  3. April 12, 2017 10:18 am

    Those are new

  4. April 12, 2017 10:24 am

    I knew “imbroglio” but was 100% clueless about “abseil.”

  5. April 12, 2017 11:31 am

    Like you, I sort-of knew imbroglio but you got me with abseil. I like how the author used that word.

  6. April 12, 2017 11:59 am

    Didn’t know either!

  7. April 12, 2017 2:58 pm

    New ones for me too.

  8. April 12, 2017 4:50 pm

    Imbroglio is a great word! I thought I knew it, but am glad you provided the correct definition for it. Abseil is new to me.

  9. April 12, 2017 6:33 pm

    I can’t imagine ever using abseil in conversation. Imbroglio is one I’ve seen/heard but wasn’t exactly sure of 🙂

  10. bookingmama permalink
    April 17, 2017 6:52 am

    I remember looking up imbroglio before!

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