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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 5, 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!

My first word is from SWING by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess.

1. callowness – “The podcast that is our ticket out of the desert of callowness.”

This word was familiar and I felt I should know it but then I wondered if I had it confused with callousness so I decided to look it up and it’s a good thing I did.  Callowness means immature or inexperienced.


My sister told me she read an article about the world Scrabble championship and discovered this word so I had to read more about it and found this article.

2. groutier 

As the article explains, groutier means sulky, surly, or bad tempered..


What words do you want to celebrate today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2018 3:37 am

    I mistook it for callous first now too!

  2. December 5, 2018 7:49 am

    Wow, I bet the world scrabble championship would be something else!

  3. December 5, 2018 8:02 am

    The expression “callow youth” is the main place I’ve seen your word. The scrabble champion improves the American vocabulary every year, doesn’t it!

    I didn’t have a word today, but I did a book review yesterday —

    best… mae

  4. December 5, 2018 9:28 am

    Groutier sounds like a posh way to say someone is surly, especially if pronounced with a French accent. 🙂

  5. December 5, 2018 11:19 am

    I was sure I knew callowness. I was wrong. Definitely didn’t know groutier.

  6. December 5, 2018 3:22 pm

    Two most extraordinary words!

  7. December 5, 2018 3:28 pm

    Good words to know! I tend to confuse callow with sallow, but not anymore!

  8. December 5, 2018 3:31 pm

    I agree that groutier sounds rather fancy or posh. It reminds me of something at a casino: a croupie?

  9. December 5, 2018 7:38 pm

    Good words but, sadly, I probably won’t remember to use them in conversation.

  10. December 5, 2018 8:29 pm

    Lol. I need to remember groutier and use it on people.

  11. December 5, 2018 10:11 pm

    I think this is the first time I have a word…and it’s a gem. Check me out: Thanks for the new words for my vocab (well, one new – groutier, and one underused – callow); great finds.

  12. December 6, 2018 4:28 pm

    Your first word made me think of callous too.

  13. bookingmama permalink
    December 16, 2018 7:30 am

    I did exactly the same thing with callowness. Thanks for the clarification.

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