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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 10, 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!

I found this word in WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens.

1. predacious – “Or, eyeing her catch, she will stride forward one slow step at a time, like a predacious bridesmaid.”

Once I looked this up, it seemed pretty obvious.  Predacious means predatory. 


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10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2019 6:39 am

    I’m sure before long I will be the only person in the universe not having read that book!

  2. July 10, 2019 7:23 am

    I just read a discussion of books-to-read on a friends facebook page and several people recommended this.

    About the word: All the dictionaries I checked identify “predacious” as applying to insects or animals, so it’s interesting that this author chose to use it for a person.

    best… mae at

  3. July 10, 2019 7:51 am

    Interesting word.

  4. July 10, 2019 9:01 am

    Oh! I should have guessed

  5. July 10, 2019 1:13 pm

    I knew this word because my husband was a big fan of nature shows and a lot of animals etc. are predacious. I saw it in the book too, which I LOVED btw!

  6. bookingmama permalink
    July 12, 2019 6:46 am

    It does make sense!

  7. July 12, 2019 1:39 pm

    Makes sense! I’d like to read WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.

  8. July 13, 2019 1:13 pm

    Fantastic word, this. I think I knew it, but haven’t seen it used in YEARS!

  9. July 15, 2019 8:37 am

    I love words! Not just in sentences, paragraphs, and stories, but in isolation of sound, meaning, or etymology.

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