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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 […]

Wondrous Words #268

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. Sadly, I didn’t find any new words in my reading this week. I’d like to share a couple of good words I found on my word-a-day calendar. 1.  apodictic:  “The apodictic tone of Lisa’s writing […]

Wondrous Words #267

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 two new words while visiting fellow bloggers. 1.  gradient: “My ex-wife said that my “nonexistent emotional gradient” was the main reason she was leaving me . . .” Gradient has a couple of […]

Wondrous Words #266

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’s what I found last week: I have a daily email subscription called Sight Psalms. Every day I receive a photo that’s matched with a word and  thought for the day. It’s linked to a […]

Wondrous Words #265

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 just finished reading Yankee Club by Michael Murphy.  I really liked it and will tell you about it tomorrow. It’s set during Prohibition so I expected some new words from the era. The author […]