Skip to content

Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 24, 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!

This word came from “My Family’s Slave” by Alex Tizon in The Atlantic.

1. vassalize – “I had a hard time watching Lola vassalize herself to another person, especially someone like Ivan.”

Vassalize means to make a vassal of: bring into a condition of subordination to someone or something.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2017 4:05 am

    I like that word. I have to find a way to include vassalize in a conversation today. FYI. My auto correct doesn’t like it.

  2. May 24, 2017 9:41 am

    100%! Let’s make it 1000%!

  3. May 24, 2017 11:21 am

    Probably a word I’d never use.

  4. May 24, 2017 11:29 am

    Ooooh, I like it! (Also, was that not an intense article?! Fascinated by the critiques of it, too.)

  5. May 24, 2017 1:41 pm

    Good word.

  6. May 24, 2017 2:23 pm

    Vassalize is a good word to know. I will visualize vassalize to help me remember it.

  7. May 24, 2017 2:50 pm

    I knew vassal but not this

  8. Patty permalink
    May 24, 2017 4:32 pm

    I wish just once I could come up with a great yet unique word!

  9. May 24, 2017 8:54 pm

    I like your new word Kathy. It’a new to me.

  10. May 25, 2017 9:32 am

    I didn’t know this word.

  11. bookingmama permalink
    June 6, 2017 8:49 am

    I guess the meaning from the context of the sentence but I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word before.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: