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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 22, 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 came from THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS by Abbi Waxman.

1. anneal – “My breakdown had been an annealing, a hot forge of character that finally showed Rachel how strong she was.”

Anneal means to heat (metal or glass) and allow it to cool slowly, in order to remove internal stresses and toughen it.


2. fermata – “I was lounging in the kitchen, enjoying the small fermata between emptying the dishwasher and reloading it.”

Fermata is a noun that means a pause of unspecified length on a note or rest.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 22, 2017 5:59 am

    Cool 🙂

  2. November 22, 2017 6:47 am

    I started my new journal for 2018 and I added a section on words.

    I love that word anneal. We mostly seem to tape ourselves together and go back out into the world.

  3. November 22, 2017 9:49 am

    Sorta got anneal…sorta.

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 22, 2017 10:47 am

    Finally … I knew them both. Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Kathy!

  5. November 22, 2017 12:49 pm

    Fermata was new to me although I guessed it might have a connection to fermentation. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Kathy.

  6. November 22, 2017 1:36 pm

    I didn’t know fermata, but I like it’s meaning.

  7. November 22, 2017 2:26 pm

    Oh I’m not that familiar with those two. Thank you for sharing. I think I found some unique words from the last book I just finished. Need to check them out though. Great feature! ❤️😁

  8. November 22, 2017 3:44 pm

    Two new ones for me.

  9. November 22, 2017 5:46 pm

    I knew fermata!

  10. Patty permalink
    November 22, 2017 6:36 pm

    I loved that book and of course don’t remember those words.

  11. November 23, 2017 12:04 am

    Kathy, I learned two new words here today. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  12. November 26, 2017 10:00 pm

    Still not exactly sure I get anneal, but I have a better idea 🙂

  13. bookingmama permalink
    November 27, 2017 10:06 am

    Both are entirely new to me!

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