Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Wondrous Words Wednesday-September 1
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 new words I learned as I've been reading the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood:
Pedantic: ostentatious in one's learning.
Here is how pedantic was used on page 11:
I used to tease him about being pedantic.
Lugubrious: mournful, dismal, or gloomy.
Here is how lugubrious was used on page 54:
Sometimes I sing to myself, in my head; something lugubrious, mournful, presbyterian:
Pronatalist: the policy or practice of encouraging the bearing of children.
Here is how pronatalist was used on page 120:
My oldest buddy Tricia accused me of being pronatalist, the bitch.
So those were the new words that I learned this week. How about you?