Wondrous Words Wednesday – February 15

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Have you learned some new words lately?  Share them at Wondrous Words Wednesday (hosted by Bermudaonion.net). “Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading."

I am super excited to tell you about several new words from my reading this week.

 
First, I came across 3 new words in HMS Nightingale by JA Sutherland, with two of them in a single sentence!
 
"Alexis felt as though she was treading waters filled with sharks; sharks and a particularly vapid remora."
 
  • vap·id /adjective/ offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
  • rem·o·ra /noun/  a slender marine fish that attaches itself to large fish by means of a sucker on top of its head. It generally feeds on the host's external parasites.

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Alexis uses this next word often, especially when commanding her crew. Of course, "instant" and "instantly" are not new to me but I had never heard someone use "instanter" until I read this series.

"See the men back on the boat. Instanter!"

  •  in·stan·ter - adverb     Without delay; instantly.

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Lastly, I heard the following new word in the audiobook The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, but I can't remember the actual sentence so here's a generic example of how it's used.
 
 
 "All this is so anodyne as to be completely unobjectionable."
 
  • an·o·dyne  /adjective/  Not likely to cause offense or disagreement and somewhat dull.
  • an·o·dyne  /noun/  A painkilling drug or medicine.

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Don't you love it when your reading expands your vocabulary?

What Wondrous new Words did you learn this week?

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Wondrous Words Wednesday – February 15

  • February 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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    Oooh, remoras sound kind of yucky! I love instanter and will try to use it. Thanks for playing along.

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