Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday-March 6

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 I learned while reading Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith:

Riposte: a quick, sharp return in speech or action.

Here is how riposte was used on Kindle location 659 of 3361:
He would have been able to reply with some witty riposte, but what could he say?

Impecunious: having little or no money; penniless; poor.

Here is how impecunious was used on Kindle location 895 of 3361:
He was notoriously impecunious and the prospect of a bit of pin money was very attractive. 

So those are some new words I learned lately, how about you?  I can't wait to discuss this book with my group tonight!


bermudaonion said...

I think there are a lot of impecunious people these days. I should have known riposte since I've looked it up before but I couldn't remember it. Hopefully seeing it again will help me.

Joy Weese Moll said...

I've seen both of those, but didn't remember the meaning of the first and only had a bit of a guess on the second. Thanks! I may get them better in my head now.

Debbie Rodgers @Exurbanis said...

I think the previous comment by "anonymous" is spam.

Anyway - my husband uses 'impecuniosity' regularly - cause we're impecunious!

Louise said...

Two wonderful words there, Alexander McCall Smith always uses a lovely vocabulary.