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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 14, 2018

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 GET WELL SOON by Jennifer Wright.

1. droog – “They were called the becchini, and, though this is not historically accurate, in my head they look exactly like the gang of droogs in the movie A Clockwork Orange (1971).”

A droog is a young man belonging to a street gang.

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2. deglutition – “The British Journal of Medicine reported that influenza ‘appears to have been particularly widespread in Spain during the month of May; that there were 8 million cases of the disease in that country, as it was alleged by the French press at the time, is a statement requiring perhaps a grain of salt for deglutition, but certainly pointing to a very heave incidence.'”

Deglutition is a noun that means the action or process of swallowing.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2018 6:35 am

    Your words are intriguing! My Wordy Wednesday post is here:
    http://maefood.blogspot.com/2018/02/bakers-words.html

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. February 14, 2018 9:49 am

    Droog is a Dutch word aswell. It means dry! 🙂

  3. February 14, 2018 11:19 am

    I don’t recall ever hearing or reading either one. Great words, Kathy … Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. February 14, 2018 11:20 am

    I wonder how many ways there are to say street gang. This one is interesting and new to me.

  5. February 14, 2018 2:13 pm

    droog seems fitting

  6. Patty permalink
    February 14, 2018 3:01 pm

    OMG! Those words are scary! Really scary!

  7. February 14, 2018 6:14 pm

    Both new to me! Happy Hearts Day, Kathy!

  8. February 15, 2018 3:41 pm

    These are very interesting words, both new to me.

  9. February 23, 2018 8:46 am

    Good grief — those are some strange words. I had no idea about either of them!

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