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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 9, 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 UNFOLLOW by Megan Phelps-Roper.

1. imprecatory – “As with Westboro’s decision to shift our focus to military funeral pickets, our new imprecatory prayers caused me significant consternation — but I had trouble discerning its root.”

Imprecate is a verb that means to invoke or call down evil or curses.

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2. limerence – “And yet the subtext was always there, simmering just beneath conscious thought; I saw it, and I refused to see it, limerence disguised by equivocation and the purposefully easy cadence of our conversations.”

Limerence is a noun that means the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2019 7:03 am

    Both are new to me!

  2. Felicity Grace terry permalink
    October 9, 2019 8:45 am

    Both of these are new to me as well. Imprecatory isn’t a word that trips off the tongue easily so I think I’ll be remembering this as a verb.

  3. Lloyd Russell permalink
    October 9, 2019 9:32 am

    Once again you have exposed my vocabulary-less-ness. Thanks a lot!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 12:02 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” 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. ” >

  4. October 9, 2019 2:56 pm

    Both new to me as well!

  5. October 9, 2019 4:23 pm

    All new to me 🙂

  6. October 10, 2019 7:18 am

    I shall try to use both of these during my conversation with my friend on my morning walk. I think I can do it. Limerence. Imprecate. It will be a fun to try.

  7. bookingmama permalink
    October 28, 2019 8:02 pm

    Both are new to me!!!!

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