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Wondrous Words Wednesday is a fantastic meme hosted by BermudaOnion from BermudaOnion’s Book Blog. It is where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.
My words this week come from Coop; A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry, which I reviewed Monday. There were a lot of words I wanted to look up from this book, but here are the ones I thought were most interesting.
like “I then spent untold hours polishing the scribble until it was aphoristic gem of original profundity.”
like “His decree has been ameliorated somewhat by the fact that the St. Jude’s auxiliary continues to make the church available for weddings, funerals, and public events-including the community choir Christmas concert.”
like: “The conductor is an animated fellow given to preacher-hopping during the hortative parts, but you grant him latitude because he has himself quite a job there, summoning hosannas from a pack of mannered Midwesterners. ”
Snaffles and Gymkhana;
Any of various meets at which contests are held to test the skill of the competitors, as in equestrianship, gymnastics, or sports car racing.
The place where such an event is held.
What interesting words did you come across this week in your reading?