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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday



Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. To join in the fun, post your words on your blog and then leave a message over at Bermudaonion's Blog!

It has been a while since I have participated and I only have 2 words this week - but hopefully I will get this one going again. I really enjoy it, but summer is only here for so long!

This week my words are from Ravens by George Dawes Green.

Timorousness - Used like this: You were permitted to fold from prudence but never timorousness. (p34)

Definition: fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

Vizier - Used like this: He was good at all this stuff, a natural vizier. (p167)

Definition: a high executive officer of various Muslim countries and especially of the Ottoman Empire


What new words did you learn this week?

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Those are very good words. I have come across them before, but they are definitely unusual. Not sure you can work vizier into a conversation, though.

My words are here and I've included some thoughts about definitions.

gautami tripathy said...

Feels so good that I know both!

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Margot said...

Timorousness is one I think I can use in real life. I know people who have that problem. Thanks for sharing.

bermudaonion said...

I've felt timorous at times. I doubt I'll have the chance to use vizier. Thanks for participating!

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