Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Feb. 25

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. Feel free to join in the fun!

The word that I found this last week is from Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas.


Acrimony: sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.


It was used in the following sentence on page 120 of Tallgrass:
If there were more like him in Ellis, we wouldn't have such acrimony.


And then the next sentence I thought was very appropriate and made me laugh:
Do you know what that word means?


Well I actually did have a pretty good idea of what this word meant, but now I know for sure!


What new words did you find this last week?

6 comments:

Serena said...

I've always thought that Acrimony sounded like its definition...harsh!

Toni said...

I am with Serena.... I thought Acrimony meant harsh / bitter. It is a great word. I think I can actually use this one.

Lisa said...

That was funny! I may have to play along next week. I always keep a dictionary handy just in case.

bermudaonion said...

Sometimes I can figure out what a word means by the way it's used, but I like to look it up just to be sure. Thanks for playing along!

Smilingsal said...

I like that word.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

acrimony and acrimonious are words that might actually be part of my verbal vocabulary. I know I read them, might write them (given the opportunity), and don't think they're so awkward that I wouldn't speak them.