Wondrous Words Wednesday


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!


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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