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.
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.
That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.