Wondrous Words #386

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.

I found a couple of new words while reading an article on Politico.com

1. impugning: The Republican-controlled chamber voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that the Massachusetts Democrat violated Senate rules that prohibit impugning another senator as she delivered a lengthy speech against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the nation’s attorney general.

Impugn (imˈpyo͞on) is a verb meaning dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of motive, call into question.


2. obfuscate: An anchor from a different network said Conway hasn’t been invited on the anchor’s show for months, saying the viewer gets “nothing out of her” because “she constantly obfuscates and misrepresents the truth.”

I thought obfuscate meant to misrepresent something, but the sentence above said something different so I looked it up. The dictionary says that obfuscate means to render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Also to bewilder someone.


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 #386

  1. I learned two new ones today.

  2. Vicki says:

    Both are new to me.

  3. I thought the same thing about obfuscate – thanks for clearing that up!

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