Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wondrous Words Wednesday-May 13
Bermudaonion 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!
I finished reading The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner this last weekend and here are a couple of new words that I learned:
Apoplexy: (ap-uh-plek-see) a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel, such as a stroke.
Here is how apoplexy was used on page 117:
"You should sit, madame, before you drop dead of apoplexy."
Pontificate: To express opinions or judgments in a dogmatic way.
Here is how pontificate was used on page 168:
Let your mother pontificate till she's blue in the face.
So what kind of new words did you learn this last week?