Wondrous Word #180
Happy Halloween to everyone! It’s also Wednesday and time to check on the new words I’ve discovered in my reading. One of my favorite reading sources is the internet. I love the whole world of information and communication that is available to me on my super electronic toys/tools. The internet is also a great source of new words, as I’ve mentioned here before. Here are two new words I found out there:
1. feckless: “All I can say is: Gen. Powell, you disappoint us,” McCain said Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends.” “And you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly been the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime.”
(From an article on Politico on October 25th quoting John McCain.)
A feckless person is one who is lacking in efficiency or vitality. Also an unthinking and irresponsible person.
2. episcope: The vicious heckling she had endured for the past hour in the darkened room would have broken the strongest of men, yet there she stood at the podium casting a shadow on the startling image projected by the whirring episcope on the screen behind her, back straight as a rod, head high, trying to bring order back into the hall.
(I found this word yesterday while reading the first paragraph of Jane by Robin Maxwell on Nise’s blog Under the Boardwalk.)
Episcope is an optical projector that gives images of opaque objects.
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a meme created and sponsored by Kathy at Bermuda Onion. Be sure to visit her for more new words.