Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday (6)


Word Nerd Time!

Wondrous Words Wednesday is hosted by BermudaOnion each week. It's an opportunity to share new words you've encountered in your reading, or highlight words that you particularly enjoy.

Here are three of my favorites new-to-me words from some of my recent reads. All definitions from Dictionary.com.


1. leachate. "Me and my pathetic little crew hiked over to Morgan Creek and swam around in water stinking of leachate from the landfill..." (from This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz)

noun
a solution resulting from leaching, as of soluble constituents from soil, landfill, etc., by downward percolating groundwater.

2. fulgurating. "Dead now a year and sometimes you still feel a fulgurating sadness over it..." (from This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz)

adjective
sharp and piercing.

3. vaunted. "And all our vaunted innocence/Has withered in this endless frost" (from Feed by Mira Grant)
adjective
praised boastfully or excessively.

What are your new words this week?

1 comment:

  1. I thought I came by last week but I obviously didn't. Your words are new to me - the only one I can see myself using is vaunted.

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