Wondrous Words #236

WWWEvery 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.

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