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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 20, 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 are from FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES by Min Jin Lee:

1. laver – “It drove his brothers crazy how she’d ship special foods to him from Korea like toasted laver, custera, and dried squid from the best shops in Seoul.”

Laver is an edible seaweed.


2. prosody – “Jay had taught her about assonance, consonance, and other aspects of prosody.”

Prosody is the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry and the patterns of stress and intonation in a language.


3. dishabille – “Dishabille, she was ravishing in a dangerous sort of way.”

Dishabille is a noun that means the state of being only partly or scantily clothed.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2019 7:13 am

    Pachinko, Min Jin Lee’s other book, was great — I’ll be interested in your review of this earlier one!

    best… mae at

  2. February 20, 2019 8:28 am

    I knew dishabille.

  3. February 20, 2019 9:43 am

    I have definitely heard of the last 2 but couldn’t define them.

  4. February 20, 2019 10:38 am

    All new to me! I think the last one might stick.

  5. February 20, 2019 11:37 am

    I heard of laver as laver bread is very popular in Wales.

    I like to use new words, putting them into a sentence or two, I’ll then try them out on my husband in the hope that they might stick in my mind. I’m struggling how I’ll drop dishabille into the conversation. LOL

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    February 20, 2019 12:24 pm

    I kinda-sorta knew dishabille, but the others are new to me.

  7. February 20, 2019 1:41 pm

    thanks, I didn’t know the laver, not to mix up with lather, lol

  8. February 20, 2019 2:37 pm

    New to me 😀

  9. February 20, 2019 2:56 pm

    Nope to all 3!

  10. February 20, 2019 6:57 pm

    Kathy, excellent words this week! I kind of knew dishabille.
    Are you enjoying FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES?

  11. February 21, 2019 12:38 pm

    Kathy, I am not able to participate in Wondrous Words this week as something is wrong with my blog. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

  12. February 24, 2019 9:08 am

    All are new to me. I’m not sure I’d be able to follow this book — haha!

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