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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 23, 2019

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 came from MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent.

1 & 2. condyle, volute – “Martin gestures to the lattice of bones, the grooved condyles like volute woodwork, the marrow crawling in the pipings, tendons glazed to the bone.”

Condyle is a noun that means a rounded protuberance at the end of some bones, forming an articulation with another bone.

Volute is an adjective that means forming a spiral curve or curves.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2019 7:04 am

    Very intriguing sentence! Were they doing an autopsy?
    Nice words!

    My blog is wordless today:

    best… mae at

  2. January 23, 2019 9:23 am

    Both were (very) vaguely familiar.

  3. Carol Evans permalink
    January 23, 2019 10:22 am

    Both are new to me, even though I feel like I should know volute. The sentence does make you wonder what’s going on.

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    January 23, 2019 10:41 am

    I echo what Lloyd said!

  5. January 23, 2019 12:17 pm

    Both words are new to me. Nice to find two words in one sentence.

  6. January 23, 2019 5:10 pm

    I can’t even picture those bones!

  7. January 23, 2019 6:07 pm

    Kathy, thank you for sharing your two new-to-me words, and for hosting WWW each week. I chanced upon a great word today, and so I’m participating again, at long last! (I tried to add my link, although I am not sure that it appears.) 🙂

  8. January 24, 2019 4:41 pm

    Both are new to me.

  9. January 25, 2019 4:24 am

    Condyle sounds like a dinosaur name! 😂 Thank you for teaching me something new today! I didn’t have a word this week, but hopefully next week! 🙂😊

  10. bookingmama permalink
    January 26, 2019 9:51 am

    Oooh! I bet you’ll find a lot of words in this book. If I remember exactly, there were a ton of plant descriptions! 🙂

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