Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Feb. 11


Bermudaonion has started a new meme that asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. I thought this would be a good one for me to get involved in because quite often when I come across a word I don't know, I just blow it off and keep reading. Hopefully this will help me become more attentive.

I found the following word last week as I was reading The Triumph of Deborah:

Aggrandize:
1.to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
2.to make great or greater in power, wealth, rank, or honor.
3.to make (something) appear greater.

I am also having a contest for this book that you can check out here.

What kind of new words have you found lately?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for playing along. Since grand was in aggrandize, I thought it might mean something like that.

TexasRed said...

Great idea for a meme :)

I still remember that my favorite edition of "Black Beauty" had definitions and little dictionary-type entries in the margins to explain the words and horse-y terms.

carolsnotebook said...

I think I've seen that word before, but just guessed by the context. I love this meme. I feel like I'm actually learning something.

Karen H. said...

I'm having fun, stopping by all the WWW blogs and finding new words! Does this count in my writing time? Yes, it must.

Jo-Jo said...

Kathy: Oh it's fun, and makes me pay attention to the words I don't know! Next time I will add the sentence that I found the word in.

Texas: I remember books like that too! I remember entries like that in Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina. They were very helpful!

Carol: Thanks for stopping by--It is good to feel like we are learning since that should be a continual lifelong experience as far as I'm concerned.

Karen: Thank you for stopping by today also and I think it absolutely counts for writing time for you!

Carrie K. said...

I love this meme - I'm going to have to start keeping track of the words I look up!

Serena said...

I haven't participated in this meme yet, but as soon as I find some good words I will.

Margot said...

I have never heard of aggrandize before either. I agree this is a fun meme to play and good for us. Thanks for coming by and checking out my new words.