Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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From Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox

1. p. 212 "She wondered whether he was stupid. Slow, obdurate, and earthy."

OBDURATE: Unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
ORIGIN: 1400–50; From late Middle English obdurat from Latin obdūrātus.

2. p. 307 "Chorley ate and watched pigeons fossick for crumbs among the iron table and chair legs."

FOSSICK:
To hunt; seek; ferret out.
ORIGIN: 1850–55.

3 comments:

  1. My son is very obdurate! Those are both great words, but I'm guessing they're not used much these days. Thanks for participating!

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  2. Good word!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2009/12/wondrous-words-wednesday.html

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  3. Interesting words :-) I like obdurate.

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