Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-July 8

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 few new words that I learned as I was reading Beach Trip by Cathy Holton:

Psilocybin: (sĭl'ə-sī'bĭn,) A hallucinogenic compound obtained from certain mushrooms.

Here is how psilocybin was used on page 97:
She had once written a college paper on the Mazatec people in Mexico and their use of the hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms in religious rituals.

Masochistic: (mās'ə-kĭz'əm) The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself.

Here is how masochistic was used on page 126:
She'd take Brigg's side like she'd always done, like she'd taken the side of the masochistic Charlotte Hampton all those years ago.

So have you learned any new words in your reading adventures this last week?

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I read that book and totally missed psilocybin - I guess I made an assumption based on the way it was used. Thanks for participating!

Lisa said...

An interesting assortment of words!

My words are here.

avisannschild said...

Ooh, I knew both of your words this week!

Margot said...

I'm feeling rather smug. I knew both of your words. This WWW must be working for me.

The Lawver's said...

HaHa Joanne - of course you WOULD pick the hallucinogenic.....LOL

Toni said...

Awesome words. I knew the second one. One out of two is not a passing grade right? Shucks. :)

carolsnotebook said...

I knew masochistic, but definitely not psilocybin. I probably won't remember it, either.