Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-June 10

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!

Here are a couple of new words that I have learned this week from reading Two Brothers-One North, One South by David H. Jones:

Reconnoiter: [ree-kuh-noi-ter] to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.

Here is how Reconnoiter was used on page 59:
"You will reconnoiter the streets between the two aforementioned railroad stations to gain a sense of the public attitude."

Perfidious: [per-fid-ee-uhs] deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful.

Here is how perfidious was used on page 68:
"Did William participate in this perfidious conduct?" Melville asked, his tone distasteful.

Acquiescence: [ak-wee-es-uhns] Passive assent or agreement without protest.

Here is how acquiescence was used on page 70:
"I must say, Sarah, that your position on this matter has greatly softened, but your friendship with Southerners cannot allow acquiescence to what is simply wrong."

So what new words have you learned this week?

8 comments:

Margot said...

I've known some perfidious people in my life. Good words this week.

bermudaonion said...

You found some great new words and I'm very impressed with the way Margot was able to use one of them in her comment! Thanks for participating.

Lisa notes... said...

"Perfidious" caught my eye, too. It sounds like such a persnickety word to me. ;-)


Good list. Thanks.

ibeeeg said...

Same as Lisa notes...
Perfidious caught my eye. I like the way it sounds, very fitting for the definition.

Kaye said...

Perfidious sounds like a nice euphemism for sleeze ball! Good words. My three words are here

gautami tripathy said...

I did not know the meaning of reconnoiter before today although I have seen it often while reading.

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Ladybug said...

Good words, I especially liked acquiescence.

Jenny Girl said...

I definitely work with some seriously perfidious people at my job!