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Wodndrous Words #278

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. This week I’m sharing some new-to-me words I learned from the actress, screenwriter and children’s author, Emma Thompson. An interview with her was a part of a book I recently reviewed, By the Book. Here […]

Wondrous Words #277

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. This week I have two words that I really like. I’ve been trying to use them in regular speech which isn’t easy. They are from my word-a-day calendar. 1. duende: “A dancer with duende goes […]

Wondrous Words #276

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 have two new words – one heard verbally and one in my reading. 1. I learned a new word in a life-long learning class I’m taking on the Antebellum South: cooper: Our professor said, […]

Wondrous Words #275

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. This week I found two new words, both of them adjectives. 1.  I found this new word while I was reading a review in the LA Times about the new CBS show Madame Secretary: sardonic: […]

Wondrous Words #274

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. Here are a couple more words from The Competition by Marcia Clark. 1.  purview: “After that I believe an officer was posted here to make sure nothing got disturbed. But that was out of my […]

Wondrous Words #273

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. While reading The Competition by Marcia Clark, I found quite a few new-to-me words. Here are two of them. I’ll share a few more next week. 1.  maelstrom: When I reached six, Bailey turned south […]

Wondrous Words #272

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 think we all have favorite places we go to for book recommendations. One of my favorites is National Public Radio, best known as NPR. In case I miss a good interview or review, I […]

Wondrous Words #271

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. This week I found my new word while listening. I was listening to an interview by Terri Gros with Maureen Corrigan – the wonderful book critic on NPR’s Fresh Air. This time Ms. Corrigan was […]

Wondrous Words #270

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’m still reading The Competition by Marcia Clark. There are quite a few new-to-me words in this mystery novel. I came across this one sentence that had me looking up two words. The killers, looking […]

Wondrous Words #269

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 found a new word while reading The Competition by Marcia Clark. unis: “We need to have the unis ask around about Otis.” Unis is used often in this mystery set in the (fictional) Los […]