Wednesday is the day I participate in Wondrous Words Wednesday. It’s the day we celebrate new words we find as we read. It still amazes me that I keep finding new words every week.
This week I’m sharing two words I found online. I was reading a New York Times review of the new TV show “Smash.” Here they are:
1. onerous: “It doesn’t help that she was saddled with the most onerous of the first season’s tedious and nonsensical subplots, which wrapped together adoption, infidelity and a difficult teenage son.”
Onerous means that a task, duty, or responsibility involves an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
2. outré: “But Broadway is a vicious, thrilling, glamorous place, and “Smash,” beyond some outré moments, has been small, wan and polite, more Hallmark than Bob Fosse.”
Outré is French and it means unusual and startling.
Wondrous Word Wednesday is sponsored by Kathy @ Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.