Wondrous Words #385

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.

It seems like I’ve looked this one up before, but I don’t remember. I found it in a NY Times Opinion newsletter:

1. xenophobic: “Trump is governing in full accordance with the xenophobic nationalism that drove his campaign,”

Xenophobic (zēnəˈfōbēə) is a noun meaning intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.


I found this word in a book I’m currently reading, The Chilbury Ladies Choir.

2. crump:  “Holy, holy, holy” limped out as if we were a crump of warbling sparrows.”

This story is set in England so perhaps crump is a British term, but its actually in the dictionary. Crump is a loud thudding sound, especially one made by an exploding bomb or shell.


That’s it for me this week. I hope you found some words worth celebrating. Feel free to join Wondrous Words Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kathy for the details.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #385

  1. Crump is new to me but, sadly, xenophobia is not.

  2. Vicki says:

    Both are new to me.

  3. New to me,thanks for sharing.

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