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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 26, 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 week’s words are from an advanced copy of COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams.

1. salient – “A new attack into some salient or another, and if we wanted patients we should take the ambulance down to the nearest CCS, they’d be lousy with casualties!”

I think I had this confused with saline.  Salient means most noticeable or important.


2. flivver – “I didn’t; I learned how to drive and how to keep the flivver in working order, but only because I had to.”

A flivver is a cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition.


3. dishabille – “I suppose I’m not the sort of woman who looks enchanting in dishabille.”

Dishabille means the state of being only partly or scantily clothed.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2017 5:10 am

    Wohoo I knew the first

  2. bookingmama permalink
    July 26, 2017 7:48 am

    I only knew the first one! I found quite a few quirky words in COCOA BEACH.

  3. July 26, 2017 8:43 am

    I love ‘flivver’. I might use that when referring to my old car 🙂

  4. July 26, 2017 9:52 am

    Got salient. Had heard of flivver and dishabille. But only knew them when I read the definitions. I’m adding a + to the 1/3 just because of familiarity!

  5. July 26, 2017 10:40 am

    I didn’t know any of your words this week.

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 26, 2017 11:10 am

    I laughed at “flivver” … had no idea what it meant.

  7. July 26, 2017 12:36 pm

    I like flivver. My very first car was definitely a flivver.

  8. July 26, 2017 12:38 pm

    I like flivver,the others I didn’t know either.

  9. Patty permalink
    July 26, 2017 4:03 pm

    I just love that word dishabille!

  10. July 27, 2017 6:14 pm

    I now know another word with a double v! Great words this week!

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