Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday August 26, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun by clicking on the logo to go to bermudaonions.

These wondrous words are from The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg.

"I turned off the engine and checked myself in the visor mirror. I didn't look deranged, as I feared I might; I could feel my over eagerness knocking about me. I thought surely I would look at least somewhat exophthalmic." p. 10
exophthalmic - adj. Of or relating to exophthalmos. Marked by prominence of the eyeball.

" But not tired enough to sleep. I'd need to be somnambulating before I went to the bedroom." p. 49
somnambulate - verb (used without object), -lat⋅ed, -lat⋅ing. to walk during sleep; sleepwalk.

"Later, when we talked about it, we agreed we had felt her.....beneficience, you know? We had felt her telling us it was all right - that she was all right." p. 119
beneficence – noun 1. the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity.
2. a beneficent act or gift; benefaction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You found some great words! Thanks for participating - please join in whenever you find new words!