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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 30, 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 words are from THE GOSPEL OF TREES by Apricot Irving.

1. cacique – “Columbus sent a rowboat to beg the cacique Guacanagarí for help.”

A cacique is a native chief or a local political boss in Latin America and parts of the Caribbean.


2. paradigm – “It was time for a new paradigm.”

This word looked very familiar to me and I felt like I should know the meaning but I didn’t.  A paradigm is a typical example or pattern of something; a model.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2018 6:00 am

    I didn’t know the first word but I knew the second.

  2. May 30, 2018 7:26 am

    I knew one!

  3. May 30, 2018 10:01 am

    1 out of 2. I’m fine with 50%!

  4. May 30, 2018 10:45 am

    I echo what Vicki said!

  5. May 30, 2018 12:16 pm

    I’m fascinated by the concept of a “paradigm shift.” Very useful word!

    My new word today is the title of a recently published book: “Barracoon.” Blogged here:

    best… mae at

  6. May 30, 2018 2:22 pm

    You usually stump me, but today I knew paradigm.

  7. May 30, 2018 2:27 pm

    I feel like I should have known paradigm but was wrong

  8. May 30, 2018 6:10 pm

    I did not know the meaning of the first word. Excellent words to remember and use!

  9. May 30, 2018 11:44 pm

    I knew cacique and paradigm. Learnt to spell paradigm due to a mispronunciation many years ago! Lol

  10. May 31, 2018 12:48 pm

    I knew paradigm, but cacique was knew to me.

  11. bookingmama permalink
    June 9, 2018 6:04 pm

    I’ve taken quite a few training courses that used the word paradigm. The first one was brand-new to me.

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