Every week word lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.
This week my two new-to-me words came from Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline. It’s a book my whole book club enjoyed. Here are a couple of new words I discovered:
1. appellation: “The lake makes it windy, hence its appellation: the Windy City.
From the context, appellation seems to mean nickname. Close, but not quite there. Appellation means name or title.
2. pusillanimous: She almost feels sorry for him, the pusillanimous wretch.
Pusillanimous means showing a lack of courage or determination. Also timid.
That’s it for me this week. I hope you found a new word or two in your reading. Feel free to join in. Visit Kathy for the details.