Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday

Wonderous Words Wednesday is hosted by The Bermuda Onion. It 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.

Last week was my first opportunity to join in this meme, and I really enjoyed it. As I said then, I felt just a little bit smarter after I looked up the definitions to all the words that were new to me. :o) Here's this week's offering...

trade mark for a coffee substitute invented by C. W. Post and made with chicory and roasted grains

natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition

taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret

Having a harmful effect; injurious

Yep, now I'm smarter again! :o) All of those words come from a new book I just finished over the weekend called Stealing Home by Allison Pittman. If you're interested, I just happen to have a giveaway going on right now for that very book! Click on this link, and follow the instructions. Who knows, maybe you'll be the lucky winner!! :o)


  1. I like your words. I think I need to learn how to say a few of them like - proclivity and deleterious

  2. Great new words - especially deleterious. Thanks for participating today!

  3. Good list. I finally can remember "furtive" because I've had to look it up so many times. Maybe this time it has stuck?

  4. Ooh, I feel smart this week because I knew all your words, except Postum (although I'm pretty sure I'd heard of Postum before).

  5. I have heard/seen the word furtive before, but I don't think that I knew the meaning of the word.

    Great words :)


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