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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 17, 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 haven’t found any words in my reading lately so I had to rely on my Word-a-Day calendar this week.

1. elysian – “The summer, in some climates, makes possilbe to man a sort of Elysian life.” — Henry David Thoreau, WALDEN

Elysian is an adjective that’s often capitalized.  It means blissful or delightful.  There’s a brewery named Elysian that was purchased by AB InBev.  The fact that they’re owned by AB InBev makes them anything but blissful or delightful to me but that’s a topic for another day.

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2. cliometrics – “Using cliometrics, the researchers categorized and analyzed the statistical data they had amased.”

The application of methods developed in other fields to the study of history.

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3. nosocoial – “Mariah was told that she had developed a nosocomial infection that would need to be monitored by the hospital staff for at least another 24 hours.”

Nosocomial means acquired or occurring in a hospital.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2017 3:55 am

    I sort of knew the first one

  2. May 17, 2017 8:07 am

    I was able to figure out elysian in context.

  3. May 17, 2017 8:35 am

    I love that word Elysian. It even sounds lovely.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/05/authors-from-2017-tla-conference.html

  4. May 17, 2017 9:06 am

    I knew elysian but the others had me souped!

  5. May 17, 2017 9:29 am

    Never heard of 2 and 3. Knew 1, but kind of messed up the definition in my head.

  6. May 17, 2017 9:31 am

    thanks for sharing, I was actually thinking of this post/meme yesterday and how I haven’t had to look up any words recently.

  7. May 17, 2017 12:12 pm

    Didn’t know any of them.

  8. May 17, 2017 12:28 pm

    Elysian I knew, but not the other two! 🙂

  9. May 17, 2017 3:45 pm

    I like elysian, didn’t know the others.

  10. Patty permalink
    May 17, 2017 6:02 pm

    Wow…those are weird ones..

  11. May 18, 2017 12:00 am

    Sorry to be so late in posting to Wondrous Words. Its been a crazy day. I also love my word calendar. You got some good ones there.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:28 am

    I only knew Elysian but I think nosocoial is pretty cool!

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