Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday!

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudaonion's Weblog where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun (please do!) Be sure to leave a link to your post over at Bermudaonion's Weblog.

The first two words are from The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

"And what about the indigenous population? What are they like? Not too bellicose, I hope." (p.22)

1. Bellicose ~adj.
:inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

The French didn't seem to know what a parsnip was, at least not anywhere round here, and the salsify she had roasted instead at Madame Peysasse's suggestion had not been the same thing at all. (p.134)

2. Salsify ~noun
: a purple-flowered, composite plant, whose root has an oyster-like flavor and is used as a culinary vegetable.

The words below are from Ravens by George Dawes Green:

"Maybe it just wanted us to have a propitious journey." (p.3)

3. Propitious ~ adj.
:presenting favorable conditions; favorable
:favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive

"You were permitted to fold from prudence but never timorousness." (p.34)

4. Timorous ~ adj.
: full of fear; fearful
: subject to fear; timid
:characterized by or indicating fear

1 comment:

  1. Salsify is interesting, and I love the sound of it. Thanks for playing along!