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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 28, 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 quite a few words in ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman.  Here are several more.

1. numerate – “‘I mean, you’re numerate, right?’.”

Yes, I would say I am numerate.  Numerate means having a good basic knowledge of arithmetic; able to understand and work with numbers.


2. badinage – “The next step would have been effortlessly witty badinage, but unfortunately we were some way away from that.”

Badinage is humorous or witty conversation.


3. dipsomaniac – “I didn’t want Raymond to think I was a dipsomaniac.”

A dipsomaniac is a drunkard or alcoholic.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2017 7:42 am

    Badinage is a new word for me.

  2. June 28, 2017 8:20 am

    I just finished that book and I adored it.

  3. June 28, 2017 8:47 am

    I’ve heard a lot of words for a drunk, but dipsomaniac isn’t one of them.

    I want to read this book.

  4. June 28, 2017 9:55 am

    I knew 2 & 3! Except I didn’t.

  5. June 28, 2017 10:59 am

    All of these words are interesting. I think of numerate as being literate with numbers.

  6. June 28, 2017 11:31 am

    I knew 1 and 3, but badinage was new to me.

  7. June 28, 2017 11:35 am

    All three words are new to me. I like dipsomaniac. I agree with Vicki.

  8. June 28, 2017 1:38 pm

    Three new ones for me.

  9. June 28, 2017 3:01 pm

    THose are sure new

  10. June 28, 2017 9:14 pm

    Great word shares.
    Last week I used the word ‘trafficated’ in front of my grandpa, and he swore he’d never heard it before. There may only be an Urbandictionary definition, but it is worth knowing 🙂 adj. obstructed traffic; overcrowded or congested freeways.

  11. Patty permalink
    June 29, 2017 12:25 pm

    I have seen all of those words but I am equally sure I have not ever used them!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    July 3, 2017 8:18 am

    Only knew first one — kind of — but I wouldn’t know how to use it in a sentence. I love dipsomaniac… like everyone else!

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