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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 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!

This week’s word is from THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth.

1. bitumen – “On the road above, the cars swished by on the damp bitumen.”

I could figure this one out from the context but the word was new to me so I thought I’d look it up.  Bitumen is a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation. It is used for road surfacing and roofing.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2018 6:45 am

    Yes, I’ve seen road resurfaced. Glad to get the chance to visit today.

  2. extraordinaryordinarywhimsy permalink
    March 14, 2018 8:27 am

    Ooo this one woulda stumped me.

  3. March 14, 2018 10:13 am

    I knew this one!

  4. March 14, 2018 10:36 am

    I was clueless!

  5. March 14, 2018 10:48 am

    I was close because I knew of bituminous coal. There must be a connection…right?

  6. March 14, 2018 10:52 am

    I remember stepping in it when I was little!

  7. March 14, 2018 3:22 pm

    Well that is new

  8. Patty permalink
    March 14, 2018 3:55 pm

    I have heard of this one without actually knowing what it was.

  9. March 14, 2018 5:52 pm

    I didn’t know this word, Kathy!

  10. March 14, 2018 6:59 pm

    I’m with you – I could figure out the meaning, but the word itself was unfamiliar to me. (Sorry to be late with my post today. I’ve been running like crazy.) (Not running the zillion steps you do every week, just out and about.)

  11. March 14, 2018 8:09 pm

    I knew this one too!

  12. March 20, 2018 6:47 am

    I kind of knew that word but wouldn’t have been able to describe it without context!

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