Wondrous Words # 405

WWWEvery week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday.


I found one new-to-me word this week. I actually heard it on a TV news show:

pernicious:  “This is so pernicious.”

Pernicious (pərˈniSHəs) is an adjective meaning having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way


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

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words # 405

  1. There’s a brewery in Asheville (that unfortunately just sold out to AB InBev) called Wicked Weed that uses this quote from Henry VIII, “Hops are a wicked and pernicious weed,” so I knew that word. Thanks for playing along!

  2. I heard the word before, but wasn’t sure of the meaning.

  3. Vicki says:

    I knew this one, don’t remember where I saw/heard it though.

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