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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 20, 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 a few more words in THAT KIND OF MOTHER by Rumaan Alam.

1. gormless – “The formless gormless woman returned, another woman with her.”

Gormless is most commonly used in British English and means lacking intelligence; stupid.


2. kouros – “She thought that under that T-shirt and jeans Tyler would be a kouros, hairless, flawless, for the time being, anyway.”

A kouros is an ancient Greek statue of a nude male youth standing with the left leg forward and arms at the sides.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2018 6:23 am

    I love British words – they seem so fun!

  2. June 20, 2018 7:16 am

    Fun words! Fun together — I guess you could be a gormless Kouros! Beautiful but dumb.

    My Wednesday post is here:

    best… mae at

  3. June 20, 2018 7:16 am

    Both new.

  4. June 20, 2018 9:25 am

    Nope x 2.

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    June 20, 2018 11:38 am

    Clueless on both!

  6. June 20, 2018 2:46 pm

    I think I might have heard gormless

  7. June 20, 2018 4:48 pm

    I really like gormless. I can get away with that one for a while in public until people learn the definition. Thanks Kathy.

  8. Patty permalink
    June 20, 2018 5:50 pm

    I have heard of gormless but I think in one of my fantasy books!

  9. June 20, 2018 6:41 pm

    I didn’t know either.

  10. June 20, 2018 11:13 pm

    Formless gormless–that’s funny! Thanks for sharing new words from THAT KIND OF MOTHER.

  11. June 28, 2018 9:27 am

    Those are both great words… and new to me too!

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