Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Words Wednesday is a new hebdomal* meme to share new words that we discover in our reading.

It’s a great idea from Bermuda Onion.

* My use of that word will become clearer later!

I have learned two new words in just the opening chapter of The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

Eructation – Better known as burping or belching. Casting up wind (expelling air) from the stomach through the mouth.

Deleterious – Having a harmful effect; injurious. Example: The deleterious effects of smoking.

I expect to have a much longer list next week when I’m further on in the book!

Have you learned any new words? Do share them!

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This is where my use of the word “hebdomal” becomes clear.

Word of the Week is a new weekly feature hosted at Between The Covers.

I am late with last week’s word:

Hebdomal – Appearing or occurring every seven days.

This week though I have shown more celerity.

This week’s word:

Celerity – Swiftness of action or motion.

Next week I hope to do even better and use the word of the week rather more naturally!

Do join in!

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