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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 14, 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 found one more word in my advanced copy of KISS CARLO by Adriana Trigiani.

1. carabiniere – “The new road from the village down the mountain to the main highway was traveled with such frequency that Carlo ordered traffic signs made and requested that a carabiniere be assigned to deal with the traffic as it flowed into and out of the village.”

A carabiniere is a member of the Italian paramilitary police.


The next two words came from ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gaily Honeyman

2. jerkin – “I pushed open the door, the chill of the aircon making me shudder, even though I was wearing my jerkin.”

A jerkin is a a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usually sleeveless, as one of leather worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.


3. rebarbative – “‘It’s financially rebarbative, too,’ I said.”

Rebarbative means unattractive and objectionable.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    June 14, 2017 8:30 am

    Hmmm…since I only do oversized…I guess I won’t be rocking that jerkin…

  2. June 14, 2017 9:20 am

    Rebarbative is new. Not sure I’d use it.

  3. June 14, 2017 9:32 am

    Got 2 out of 3! That might be a record for me.

  4. June 14, 2017 12:12 pm

    Great words, Kathy! Rebarbative is new to me.

  5. June 14, 2017 12:19 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I too, got 2 out of 3, with rebarbative being new to me also! The word is a bit of tongue twister, so I’m not sure it is one I would use over something which says the same thing in a more straightforward way!

    Great finds though and thanks for hosting 🙂


  6. June 14, 2017 1:09 pm

    I knew jerkin, not the others.

  7. June 14, 2017 1:57 pm

    I only knew jerkin.

  8. June 14, 2017 3:33 pm

    WOhoo knew jerkin cos I read too much

  9. June 15, 2017 1:33 am

    Excellent wondrous words! I did not know jerkin until now.

  10. bookingmama permalink
    June 18, 2017 11:23 am

    Two were new to me… although I did look up the one in Adriana’s books. I remember jerkin from some historical fiction books.

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