Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Dec. 30

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 learned this week while reading The Lone Star Legend by Gwendolyn Zepeda:

Kitschy: something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.

Vitriol:  something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.

Here is how these words were used on page 194 of the ARC edition:
Sandy sat in a kitschy diner in South Austin, miles away from the university and Daniel's stomping grounds, where she read the latest string of anonymous commenters' vitriol and her loyal readers' defense.

So did you learn any new words this week?


Margot said...

Wow - two new words in one sentence. Very good. I like kitschy and have heard it spoken occasionally.

bermudaonion said...

I'll be reading this book soon - I'll have to look back here as I read. Thanks for participating!