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!
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.
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.
What words do you want to celebrate today?