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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 16, 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 get an email from Word Genius every weekday with a vocabulary word and, for the most part, they’re words that I know.   I’ve decided to share a few today, though, just because I think they’re fun.

1. phantasmagoria – “On the ride home, he unfocused his eyes so that the lights outside his window raced past in a brilliant phantasmagoria.”

This is such a fun word to say!  It can mean a dreamlike state in which images both real or imagined blur together or a constantly changing series of scenes or events that shift in color and intensity.

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2. bugaboo – “The recurring computer virus was the bugaboo that plagued the office for weeks.”

Another fun word to say!  A bugaboo is an imaginary object that inspires needless fright or a problem that persists.

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3. milquetoast – “I love Jerry, but he can be a bit of a milquetoast when it comes to standing up for himself.”

A milquetoast is a timid or meek individual.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2019 7:18 am

    I use #2 and 3 from time to time.

  2. Mae Sander permalink
    October 16, 2019 8:13 am

    Yes, they are amusing words! Good choice.

    My word today is Svengali.

    best,
    mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. Kathy Lorenz permalink
    October 16, 2019 8:26 am

    Good morning my sweet bugaboo!

    Sent from my iPhone Kathryn Lorenz

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  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    October 16, 2019 9:15 am

    2 out of 3(!) and knew phantasmagoria. Just couldn’t define it.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:01 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. ” >

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    October 16, 2019 12:29 pm

    3 for 3 today … Yay!

  6. October 16, 2019 3:47 pm

    Thanks for the link, I just signed up!

  7. October 16, 2019 4:04 pm

    Hmm Isnt bugaboo the name of a stroller? lol

  8. October 16, 2019 7:26 pm

    Kathy, I knew these words,too, more or less, but they are good ones to feature!

  9. October 17, 2019 10:32 am

    Milquetoast is fun to say, too? I think I had a few words in Love in a Cold Climate: incunabula and parure. That last one is difficult to say; it’s a set of jewelry.

  10. Carol Evans permalink
    October 17, 2019 10:49 am

    They are fun. I think the only one I actually use is bugaboo.

  11. October 18, 2019 3:59 pm

    This is the first time I have known all your words in a post. They are great words to share. Thank you. Now I will try to use them.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    October 28, 2019 7:59 pm

    I figured you knew those… because I did!

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