Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-June 3

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:

Convivial:(kuhn-viv-ee-uhl) friendly; agreeable.

Here is how convivial was used on page 29:
In fact, most of the people in attendance were well-acquainted with one another, creating a comfortable and convivial atmosphere for the evening.

Manumit: (man-yuh-mit) to release from slavery or servitude.

Here is how manumit was used on page 35:
"I should explain that our family was amonth the first in Virginia to manumit slaves."

So what kind of words did you learn this week?


Lisa said...

Wow--I wish my family would manumit me!

avisannschild said...

Convivial I knew (because it's a French word), but manumit is a new one for me. What a strange-looking word!

bermudaonion said...

I love that you've included the pronunciation - I will try to remember to do that. Manumit is new to me too. Thanks for participating!

gautami tripathy said...

Great words. My two words are tame compared to all the words, I have been reading!

Here is my post

ibeeeg said...

Both words are new to me. I like how you broke them down phonetically.

Lisa notes... said...

Count me in with the phonetics fans, also. I usually have to copy the word and go to my on-line dictionary to hear them pronounced. I'll try to remember to do that next week myself.

Never heard of manumit either.
Thanks for sharing!

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

These two words were both new to me! I love WoW post, I learn so many new words.

I think it's great that you included the pronunciation of these words.

Toni said...

Great words Manumit is new for me to me also.

Unknown said...

I have known 'convival' but I've never heard of 'manumit', that's an unusual word. Thanks for teaching us some new words along the way!