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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 26, 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’ve found quite a few new to me words in GEORGIA by Dawn Tripp.

1. rattly – “I tell them that their program is essentially useless, crammed too full of rattly ideas that have no basis in human emotion, sensation, or need.”

Rattly means tending to rattle, making or having a rattling sound.  Looking this word up made me realize the author was using it figuratively.

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2. loden cape – “When we arrive, Stieglitz is on the platform waiting in a porkpie hat, a loden cape.”

I thought loden was a shade of green and wondered about its significance in this sentence so decided to look it up.  I discovered that loden capes are usually green but their color isn’t what defines them.  A loden cape is made of a thick, water-resistant woolen material with a short pile that was first made by peasants in Austria.

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3. aureate – “Thin stem, the bloom like a splayed hand — aureate, stunningly bright.”

Aureate means denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.”

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    April 26, 2017 7:19 am

    Those words are tremendously interesting. I would not have known how to use any of them except perhaps “loden cape” and I would have been wrong anyway. Sigh!

  2. bookingmama permalink
    April 26, 2017 7:52 am

    I thought the exact same thing about laden! Good to know!

  3. April 26, 2017 8:25 am

    Cool. and you found a PIE mention! porkpie caught my attention right away… ;P

  4. April 26, 2017 9:34 am

    1 out of 3. I’m on a roll!

  5. April 26, 2017 10:23 am

    All new to me

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    April 26, 2017 10:41 am

    I knew aureate but the others are new to me!

  7. April 26, 2017 1:29 pm

    I like rattly and am surprised I have met that word before. I can think of lots of times I could use it.

  8. April 26, 2017 2:44 pm

    Three new interesting words.

  9. April 27, 2017 12:58 am

    Great new words this week, Kathy! One of these days, I hope to do this meme again.

  10. May 3, 2017 3:01 am

    I always believe that words carry magic within them! Loved these new ones! 🙂

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