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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 13, 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 had to turn back to my Word-a-Day Calendar for a new to me word this week.

1. concomitant – “Conservationists are gravely concerned about the increasing logging in the area and the concomitant displacement of wildlife.”

Concomitant is an adjective that means accompanying, especially in a subordinate or incidental way.

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2. oriflamme – “For many Americans, the photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising served as an oriflamme and a reminder of the sacrifices and courage of the American servicemen.”

Orriflamme is a noun and it means a banner, symbol, or ideal inspiring devotion or courage.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2019 4:12 am

    I think there’s a cosmetics brand called Oriflamme??

  2. Mae Sander permalink
    November 13, 2019 7:05 am

    Concomitant is a good useful word! I see it all the time. Oriflamme to me is a fancy word that I would never use myself. Interesting choice!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. November 13, 2019 8:54 am

    I like the meaning of oriflamme. It seems as if oriflammes can lose their power from overuse over time and new oriflammes must arise to take their place, just like words.

  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    November 13, 2019 9:08 am

    1 out of 2!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Nov 13, 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
    November 13, 2019 9:24 am

    Orriflamme is new to me!

  6. November 13, 2019 10:45 am

    I like oriflamme. New to me.

  7. November 13, 2019 3:45 pm

    Love these words, both are new to me!

  8. November 13, 2019 4:19 pm

    It’s funny how oriflamme seems like such an attractive word. I wish I had a reason to use it, but even if one arose, I no doubt would have forgotten it by then! :–)

  9. November 13, 2019 4:53 pm

    Oriflamme is a good wondrous word to keep in mind for future use!

  10. November 15, 2019 11:44 am

    Very new to me

  11. Trin Carl permalink
    November 17, 2019 10:42 am

    Sounds like some great words. This blog hop is very new to me. I’ll have to try it.

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