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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 20, 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 new-to-me word in an uncorrected proof of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker.

1. apocryphal – “Ethan asked what book I had finished, but I was pretty sure the story was apocryphal.”

Apocryphal is an adjective that means (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2017 3:09 am

    Hi Kathy,

    This is one of those words that I have come across a few times before, although I generally assume I know the meaning of, rather than taking the time to check it out properly. I would have been almost right in my understanding of it, but I am pleased that I now know the exact definition.

    This probably isn’t a book I would choose to read, but I do love the bright and airy cover art.

    I don’t have any words to share this time, as my reading has been painfully slow (I’m blaming Christmas and the retail rush for that). I will try to stop by in the New Year though.

    Meanwhile, have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year 🙂

    Yvonne 🙂

  2. December 20, 2017 3:22 am

    Nice one

  3. December 20, 2017 6:29 am

    “fake news”

  4. December 20, 2017 6:42 am

    I think it’s an interesting word – although I probably won’t ever use it in conversation.

  5. December 20, 2017 9:52 am

    I’ve always liked this word. And I basically got it. Close enough, I say.

  6. December 20, 2017 10:16 am

    I echo what Mary said!

  7. December 20, 2017 10:44 am

    Okay, got it! I had to read the description again and again. haha 🙂

  8. December 20, 2017 12:21 pm

    Finally, one I already knew.

  9. Patty permalink
    December 20, 2017 2:57 pm

    I have heard of it without actually knowing how to use it.

  10. December 20, 2017 3:08 pm

    Didn’t know it.

  11. December 20, 2017 3:52 pm

    New one for me also.

  12. December 20, 2017 5:29 pm

    I didn’t know the meaning of this word either. I hope you’re enjoying THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker.

  13. December 21, 2017 8:13 am

    That’s an appropriate word in these times! 🙂

  14. December 23, 2017 2:43 pm

    I’ve always loved medieval images from the Apocrypha — those Biblical books that didn’t make it into the official list (the canonical ones because the official list is called the canon). Dragons with several heads… the Whore of Babylon… so vivid! The “Apocalypse Tapestry” in the museum in Angers, France, is so remarkable. The spin-off word apocryphal is also a good one for your word of the week.

    best… mae at

  15. December 28, 2017 11:55 am

    That one is new to me too!

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