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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 28, 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’ve found a few words in THE LAST CASTLE by Denise Kiernan.

1. paillette – “Aunty Mary King attended wearing black silk with steel paillettes.”

A paillette is a piece of glittering material used to ornament clothing; a spangle.


2. accouchement – “Dr. Battle — who had looked after George’s mother during their visit years earlier, and had helped establish the region’s tubercular-healing reputation — watched over Edith during her accouchement.”

Accouuchement is a noun that means the process of giving birth to a baby.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2018 9:34 am

    Nope x 2.

  2. March 28, 2018 11:24 am

    I echo what Lloyd said!

  3. March 28, 2018 11:34 am

    I don’t know why I didn’t know accouchement, but I didn’t. Could it be French?

  4. March 28, 2018 1:26 pm

    No & No

  5. March 28, 2018 1:31 pm

    I knew neither of these prior to my visit here! I hope to remember both.

  6. March 28, 2018 5:32 pm

    Neither one!

  7. Patty permalink
    March 28, 2018 6:11 pm

    I am a girl without spangles…

  8. March 29, 2018 7:07 am

    I knew the first work had to do with clothing but I didn’t know specifically. And I had no idea about the second one!

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