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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 19, 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 a couple new words in GOODBYE, VITAMIN by Rachel Khong.

1. intractable – “The fat man is saying to John Travolta that his wife has been intractable, ever since their dog lingered by her breast.”

This is one of those words that I feel like I should have known but couldn’t define when I read this sentence.  Intractable means hard to control or deal with.


2. cruciferous vegetables – “We stop at the grocery store for cruciferous vegetables.”

This is something else I probably should have known.  Cruciferous vegetables belong to the mustard family of plants.  They get their name from the shape of their flowers – the four petals of their flowers resemble a cross.  Some common cruciferous vegetables are radishes, kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    July 19, 2017 8:05 am

    I think I knew these! Yeah, Patty!

  2. July 19, 2017 11:05 am

    I also feel like I should have known cruciferous…but didn’t. I got intractable, though. I will always be happy with 50%.

  3. July 19, 2017 12:23 pm

    I knew cruciferous vegetables but intractable meant something completely different than what I thought.

  4. July 19, 2017 2:15 pm

    I didn’t know either of them.

  5. July 19, 2017 3:06 pm

    Kathy, I should have known cruciferous as I’ve read it numerous times (I thought it meant chewy or kind of crunchy, for some reason; now I know it’s real meaning). I was hazy about intractable as well. Thanks for the brief vocab lesson today!

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 19, 2017 3:13 pm

    I knew both of these!

  7. July 19, 2017 3:59 pm

    Wohoo mustard family, lol

  8. July 19, 2017 6:32 pm

    Cruciferous is one I know for sure!

  9. July 19, 2017 11:55 pm

    I actually knew both of those. That’s a first!

  10. July 20, 2017 2:48 pm

    I thought I knee cruciferous vegetables, but I was way off.

  11. bookingmama permalink
    July 26, 2017 7:51 am

    I didn’t know cruciferous vegetables belong to the mustard family but I guess that makes sense — greens.

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