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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 22, 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!

All three of these words are from MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne Youngston.

1. pelmet – “Sarah, I will just tell you, is the daughter of another local farmer and she is, for all the energy she puts into matching towels in tapering piles in the bathroom, scented candles in the dining room, pelmets and tie-backs on the curtains in the living room, committed to the business of farming.”

A pelmet is a narrow border of cloth or wood, fitted across the top of a door or window to conceal the curtain fittings.


2. ruction – “I am expecting ructions when the cylinders of gas run out and more have to be ordered.”

Ruction is a noun that means a disturbance or quarrel.


3. weft – “The weft and warp of it.”

Weft means (in weaving) the crosswise threads on a loom over and under which other threads (the warp) are passed to make cloth.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2018 4:16 am

    Ruction is a great one!

  2. August 22, 2018 6:01 am

    All 3 are new to me.

  3. August 22, 2018 6:53 am

    Good words! I just read a book about early-20th-century home design and came across that type of curtain fitting.

    I found new words in two sources this week and wrote about them here:

    best… mae at

  4. August 22, 2018 8:39 am

    Wonder how many times I can use the word ruction today… 😉

  5. August 22, 2018 9:34 am

    Never heard of the 1st 2. And couldn’t define #3. This was either a bad day for vocabulary or a good one because I learned 3 new words. I guess it depends on my outlook.

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 22, 2018 10:19 am

    I’m 3 for 3 today!

  7. August 22, 2018 10:20 am

    I’ve not used any of them – and appreciate the illustration of weft!

  8. August 22, 2018 10:57 am

    I have a pelmet. Who knew it wasn’t just a Thing Across the Top?

  9. WoA Book Reviews permalink
    August 22, 2018 11:58 am

    All new words to me! I just found this meme!!! I have some good words on mine that I found! Thanks for hosting this! I hope to learn more and more words!

  10. August 22, 2018 2:40 pm

    Nope on all of those

  11. August 22, 2018 3:35 pm

    I did know weft. I like the illustration you found. I think I can use ruction.

  12. August 22, 2018 4:01 pm

    The only word I knew was weft because I just used it in a Word Chums game!

  13. August 23, 2018 1:06 am

    I knew weft but not the other two. Reading is a terrific way to improve our vocabularies. Wonderful words this week! 🙂

  14. August 23, 2018 10:00 am

    I knew weft, but that’s it! The others are new to me. thanks.

  15. bookingmama permalink
    August 30, 2018 9:12 am

    I only knew weft!

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