Wondrous Words #395

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 was reading author Louise Penny’s monthly newsletter when I came across a new word. She was quoting part of a sonnet written by William Wordsworth.

vicissitude:  “But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb,
That spot which no vicissitude can find?”

Vicissitude (vəˈsisəˌt(y)o͞od) is a noun meaning a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.


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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #395

  1. I tried to guess the meaning from the sentence and wasn’t even close. Great word!

  2. Thanks! for sharing. I had no clue.

  3. Vicki says:

    I love learning new words!

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