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Wondrous Words #250

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 more words left over from Agatha Christie’s Murder Is Easy. 1.  pestilential: “Don’t think you’d have cared for him,” said Lord Whitfield. “Opinionated, pestilential, muddleheaded old fool.” I thought pestilential was perhaps […]

Wondrous Words #249

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. My two words this week come from Murder Is Easy by Agatha Christie. 1.  loquacious:  “. . . supposing that before Abercrombie had got so foolhardy as fairly to push his murders under the nose […]

Wondrous Words #248

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. It’s a fun meme created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I’m still focusing on words I found in The Accident by Chris Pavone. (Yes, I loved the book.) 1. ineluctable:  A few years ago, Jeff himself fell victim to the ineluctable trend, and […]

Wondrous Words #247

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 sharing more words from the thriller The Accident by Chris Pavone. This was a well-written book by a man with an exceptional vocabulary. 1. ubiquity:  Or she could do what she knows she should, and […]

Wondrous Words #246

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. Last week I reviewed a new thriller that’s just out this month, The Accident by Chris Pavone. I found quite a few new-to-me words. Here’s a few: 1. viscous: She grabs the plastic handle of the […]

Wondrous Words #245

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 words in two different sources. First, while reading Poisoned Pen’s Newsletter,  (a bookstore’s newsletter focused on the mystery and thriller genre) I found this new-to-me word in a short review about […]

Wondrous Words #244

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 couple of new words while looking up a new food. First I found this: 1.  carpaccio:  Though the menu is large, stick with the steaks and the beef carpaccio at this sleek, […]

Wondrous Words #243

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. Today I am deviting from a search for new-to-me words and simply celebrating one I already know. I was inspired by a quote from GoodReads Quote-Of-The-Day. Here’s the quote: “Compassion is the basis of morality.”  […]

Wondrous Words #242

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.  Several years of looking with an eagle eye for new words has also trained my eyes to find misspelled words in numerous books. I was reading a review for a new book when I saw […]

Wondrous Words #241

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 only found one new word among all the things I read. I found this word on Amazon in a book description for Do Not Disturb by Tilly Bagshawe. Here’s the word: celebutante: “. . […]