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Wondrous Words #412

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 Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood I came across this ancient and interesting word: predation: “But every time she used … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #411

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. Last week the leader of North Korea used a new-to-everybody word. He had everyone hustling to their dictionaries to understand a word … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #410

content/uploads/2014/06/WWW.png” alt=”WWW” width=”191″ height=”164″ />Every 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 this word in a Politico story about Obama’s post-presidency: absolutism: “Obama was cautioning against absolutism and … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #409

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. ___________________________________________________ I like to watch the Miss Fisher series on Netflix. I saw that the show is based on a book series. … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #408

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. ___________________________________________________ In a New York Times book review of Deborah Yaffe’s Among The Janettes I found: ubiquitous: “What she’s really interested in … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words # 407

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. ___________________________________________________ While listening to a TV news show, this word popped up for me: bellicose: “ . . . especially the bellicose … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #406

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. ___________________________________________________ I was reading an article about how literary critics have analyzed the words used by Jane Austen to see why she … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words # 405

Every 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.” … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #404

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. In the New York Times Opinion newsletter I found this interesting word that I couldn’t quite understand: back-channeling: “There’s lots … Continue reading

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