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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 27, 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 word in a middle grade book, WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

1. tenebrous – “For instance, tenebrous.”

Tenebrous means dark, shadowy, or obscure.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    September 27, 2017 8:48 am

    I need to start writing down words. I find them and then I forget them!

  2. September 27, 2017 9:43 am

    Nope. But at least I recognized it as a word!

  3. September 27, 2017 10:43 am

    I ditto what Lloyd said!

  4. September 27, 2017 12:32 pm

    Well, I like tenebrous. It sounds smart, much better to say something like “the story was deep and tenebrous.” Good for the author for giving such a good word to middle graders.

  5. September 27, 2017 12:58 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I agree with Margot about the authors using such a good word in a children’s book, especially if the word is still in general use and has not become obscure with time!

    I must admit that looking at the word, I can’t get a similar sounding word, tenuous, out of my head, which is really annoying, as I know they mean completely different things!

    Love the cover art of ‘Word Of Mouse’, a shout out for illustrator Joe Sutphin

    Thanks for hosting and sharing. This is still a great meme, even if there are not very many participants, please keep it going 🙂


  6. September 27, 2017 3:02 pm

    I have to start writing them down to, a good idea.

  7. September 27, 2017 5:06 pm

    You always find the best words. 🙂

  8. September 27, 2017 6:03 pm

    Tenebrous is tenebrous (obscure). Good word today!

  9. September 27, 2017 6:30 pm

    I thought it would relate to hearing – but I was wrong.

  10. September 28, 2017 10:36 am

    It’s a new one to me, but seems like one that might be useable.

  11. October 4, 2017 10:20 am

    I was clueless…ha!

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