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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 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 several words in an uncorrected proof of A FALSE REPORT by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong.

1. sybaritic – “Jabba — an enormous, sybaritic grub — loons on a platform, surrounded by slaves, halflings, and aliens.”

Sybaritic is an adjective that means fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent.

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2. grimoire – “He consulted The Magus, a nineteenth-century grimoire on Kabbalah, the influence of the planets, and the natural magic of unctions, amulets, charms.”

I suspect fantasy readers will know this one.  A grimoire is textbook of magic.

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3. jeremiad – “Then, without preamble, O’Leary launched into a jeremiad.”

Jeremiad is a noun and means a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2017 6:44 am

    All interesting words that are new to me.

  2. December 27, 2017 7:01 am

    Yup I knew the second 🙂

  3. December 27, 2017 9:04 am

    Wow! I had absolutely no idea about any of them!

  4. December 27, 2017 9:30 am

    Nope, nope, nope. At least I recognized one of them!

  5. Patty permalink
    December 27, 2017 11:39 am

    I almost had a home run…I knew all of them except the last one!

  6. December 27, 2017 1:42 pm

    Both new for me.

  7. December 27, 2017 4:59 pm

    I only knew #1. Great words this week, Kathy! 🙂

  8. December 28, 2017 11:35 am

    No on all three, but they are all interesting.

  9. January 1, 2018 2:04 pm

    good ones!

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