Wednesday, May 30, 2007

words on Wednesday

Well, I totally missed doing Tackle It Tuesday yesterday over at my "household crap" blog (cleaning up the sty). Not that I forgot about it, I just didn't get to it. But I didn't want to miss posting words on Wednesday this week. Why I'm so anxious to post my ignorance is anyone's guess. Just love words, I suppose.

Anyway, after I finished the Rwanda book last week, I got all cocky, thinking that now I wouldn't have nearly so many words to be adding to my journal. Wrong! Still added 5 new ones this week. I might need to have Annie start giving me vocabulary tests!

O.K.--so here are this week's words. Are any of them new to you?

*unwonted-not habitual or ordinary; unusual (from The Call of the Wild)
This is a word I know I've run across before, but couldn't really give a definition for.

*brogue-a strong oxford shoe (from The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles)
Probably should have known this, but didn't.

*papilionaceous-resembling a butterfly (from The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles)

*celerity-swiftness; speed (from The Call of the Wild)

*lugubrious-mournful or gloomy, especially to a ludicrous degree (from The Call of the Wild)
Another one I know I've seen before, but couldn't have told you what it meant anymore.

Well, I'm sure it comes as no surprise that once again Jean was the winner from last week! She's my vocabulary idol! Wonder if today's the day she'll bat 1000.


twiga92 said...

Hmm, I thought brogue was an accent. Ah well!
Do you frequent Paperbackswap? I have Sea Change listed on there. :-)

Jean said...

"Jean was the winner from last week! She's my vocabulary idol! Wonder if today's the day she'll bat 1000."

Yes, it is. :-) Now I'm off to deal with numbers, which can be just as much fun as words. I especially like 17 today, possibly because it is one of the prime factors of 51, which is the age I will turn on my next birthday.

gail said...

I would have way more than 5 to post, I seem to be running across too many lately that I don't know!

Finally got my book meme posted!

kreed said...

Not enough room to list the vocabulary I don't know - I just skip it and pretend I knew what it meant!

I just read A Long Way Gone:Memoir of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah which is about Sierra Leone and I would highly recommend it. It is a pretty quick read and probably along the lines of the Rwanda book you just read. Not exactly uplifting, but definitely worth reading.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm with Twiga, thought a brogue was an accent, like a thick Scottish brogue. Hmmm, I feel "stupider and stupider" every time I see one of these posts. I might have to stop checking out these posts altogether :)

Happy Reading :)