Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Nov. 17

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 words that I learned while reading Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani:

Primogeniture: the state or fact of being the firstborn of children of the same parents.

Here is how primogeniture was used on page 37:
He is also the eldest and only son in our family, which gives him the advantage thanks to the ancient Roman law of primogeniture.

Dyspepsia: deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion.

Here is how dyspepsia was used on page 50:
Only in the land of Valentine Maria Alfreda Noncalli would pent-up sexual energy translate into a case of dyspepsia.

Dramaturg: one who acts as a consultant to a theater company, advising them on possible repertory.

Here is how dramaturg was used on page 122:
He tried to write to me when we were young, but I needed a dramaturg to deconstruct his sentiments.

I am really enjoying this book and you can stop back on December 2nd for my review as part of a blog tour.  I may even have a special surprise for you at that time!

So those are the new words that I came across this week.  How about you...did you have to pull out your dictionary during your reading adventures?


Blodeuedd said...

I do wonder how many strange words I come across but just move on from ;)

bermudaonion said...

I read that book and missed those words, although I did know dyspepsia. Thanks for participating!