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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 5, 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!

These are my final words from ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman.

1. rhotic – “I rather liked saying his name, the rhotic trill at the start.”

Rhotic means relating to or denoting a dialect or variety of English, e.g., Midwestern American English, in which r is pronounced before a consonant and at the ends of words.


2. recondite – “Even the most recondite items (set squares; butterfly pins; treasury tags: what were these for?) were permitted, and this booty was then zipped into a large, handsome pencil case which was mine, mine, mine.”

Recondite means little known.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2017 3:34 am

    I like the second word

  2. bookingmama permalink
    July 5, 2017 8:03 am

    Both are new to me!!!

  3. July 5, 2017 9:57 am

    0 for 2. BUT, I at least recognized recondite.

  4. Patty permalink
    July 5, 2017 10:28 am

    I really never know how to use any of these words. My bad!

  5. July 5, 2017 11:45 am

    I understand and have heard rhotic. I didn’t realize there was a special word for it.

  6. July 5, 2017 12:20 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word recondite.

  7. July 5, 2017 12:48 pm

    I remembered ‘recondite’, but rhotic is new to me. 🙂

  8. July 5, 2017 1:47 pm

    Both new words for me.

  9. July 6, 2017 11:13 am

    I didn’t know either of these two words. I’m still trying to figure out what a rhotic word would sounds like.

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