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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 16, 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 comes from a middle grade book – DOG DAYS OF HISTORY by Sarah Albee.

1. neoteny – “This adorableness trait is known as neoteny, which is a fancy word for keeping youthful features.”

I know it was explained in the text of the book but decided to look up neoteny here since it was new to me.  It means the retention of juvenile features in the adult animal, which is something I wish I had.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2018 6:05 am

    Me too!

  2. May 16, 2018 9:59 am

    I’ve never heard or read this word before!

  3. May 16, 2018 10:42 am

    My picture will NOT be in the dictionary next to this word.

  4. May 16, 2018 12:27 pm

    I wish I had some of my youthful features back, but to all of them. I’ve lived a nice long life and I’m proud of my battle scars. However, I would take a dose of youthful energy, if that were possible.

  5. May 16, 2018 2:21 pm

    Your word’s new to me! (Baby face, you’ve got the cutest little baby face…)

  6. May 16, 2018 2:25 pm

    That is certainly new

  7. Patty permalink
    May 16, 2018 6:03 pm

    I kind of want that quality, too.

  8. May 19, 2018 10:06 pm

    Me too!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    May 21, 2018 6:44 am

    I never would have known the word but the neo should have a clue to me!

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