I notice that I tend to find words for this meme on the first half of a book rather than the second 50%. I usually highlight those words and look them up later. As I go along, I highlight less and I don’t encounter new-to-me words as I finish the book. Do you guys have the same observation?
The book that I’m about to finish is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. And yes, I’ve come across some odd words here and there.
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative!
e•bul•lient (ɪˈbʌl yənt, ɪˈbʊl-) adj.
1. overflowing with enthusiasm, excitement, or vivacity; high-spirited; exuberant.
I know the word but I just don’t use it in everyday conversation. I can just say, “Wow, Sophie looks very happy today!” But the word is there if I want to impress. 😉
darkle (ˈdɑːkəl) vb
1. to grow dark; darken
So… it’s sparkle… in reverse?
thaumaturge (ˈθɔːməˌtɜːdʒ) n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a performer of miracles; magician
I may have heard this before while playing Final Fantasy. I don’t know which one though.
loid (lɔɪd) Slang. v.t.
1. to open (a locked door) by sliding a thin piece of celluloid or plastic between the door edge and the frame to force open a spring lock.
Ah, so that’s what it’s called. I know how to do this hahahhaa…
leg·er·de·main (lĕj′ər-də-mān′) n.
1. Sleight of hand.
aer·ie (âr′ē, îr′ē) n.
1. The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
I thought this was just a clothing brand. Heh, you learn something everyday!