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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 9, 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 two more words in my advanced copy of COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams.

1. inchoate – “Just a sort of inchoate fury, or frustration, or some damned thing.”

I know I should have known the meaning of this word but I didn’t so I looked it up.  Inchoate means just begun or not fully formed; rudimentary.


2. redound – “That the sins of the father redound on the head of the daughter, penetrating deep into the chambers of the unconscious where they shoot about like tennis balls in a drawing room, smashing all the china and disfiguring the paintwork.”

Since I was reading an advanced copy, I suspected this might be a typo but wanted to be sure and was surprised to learn redound is a word.  Its archaic meaning is come back upon, rebound on.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2017 4:32 am

    Never heard those 🙂

  2. August 9, 2017 6:27 am

    Both are new to me.

  3. August 9, 2017 8:06 am

    Context helped with the second word but no idea with the first one.

  4. August 9, 2017 9:40 am

    Got inchoate! Had heard of redound but couldn’t define it. I am VERY happy with 50%.

  5. August 9, 2017 11:50 am

    I’ve seen inchoate before but couldn’t call up the meaning either. Two good ones.

  6. August 9, 2017 11:55 am

    Hi Kathy,

    A good couple of words this week and like yourself, I would have assumed a typo for the second word!

    Not a book for me either, although I like the setting, as I have visited Cocoa Beach, Florida many times and love it there!

    I hope that you enjoyed the read and thanks for hosting WWW 🙂


  7. August 9, 2017 12:04 pm

    Good ones!

  8. August 9, 2017 12:07 pm

    I knew inchoate (it grates on my nerves whenever I see it) Ha!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    August 9, 2017 5:28 pm

    I knew inchoate too! Interested that redound is so close to rebound, right?

  10. August 9, 2017 5:45 pm

    Very good words to know! (I thought I knew inchoate, but I did not.) Thanks for helping my improve my vocabulary.

  11. Patty permalink
    August 9, 2017 7:32 pm

    I think I use the same 500 words…hopefully it’s that many…over and over and over.

  12. Judy Blauer permalink
    August 10, 2017 9:03 pm

    I looked up inchoate too, a while back. Cannot, for the life of me, remember what I was reading though. Thanks for the reminder.

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