Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

I've been working up a list for the past week to participate here, and this may be my favorite meme to date. I hate it when I come across a word in a book and I have no idea what it means. This meme gets me motivated to keep track of such words, and then, expand my vocab just a little bit more. So, here goes.....

garrulity -- n.
the quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity

expatiate -- v.
to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion

expostulate -- v.
to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate

Wow, that was fun! I feel just a little bit smarter today than I did yesterday! :o)


  1. Yay for being smarter! I will have to remember garrulity - I've been accused of being that way before. Thanks for participating!

  2. Smart is good. My favorite is expatiate. I do tend to expatiate with my book reviews, especially if it's a book I really like. Glad you are joining in this meme. It's a lot of fun to pay attention to the new words we encounter.

  3. Expatiate was one of my new words recently (well actually expatiation). I knew garrulous, but I don't think I've seen garrulity before!

  4. Expatiate is somewhat new for me!

    I love this meme. I get to learn so many new words.

    Wondrous Words Wednesday


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