Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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. If you want to play along, grab the button, and join the fun! (Don’t forget to leave a link in your comment if you’re participating).

My words come from Soulless by Gail Carriger.

1. p.93 "Hundreds of years of experience colored every new occurrence with predictability and ennui."
ENNUI: a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom.
ORIGIN: 1660–70; from French and Old French.

2. p.227 "Lord Ambrose you can disregard; he is her pet favorite but hasn't the brains of a peahen, I am afraid, for all his pulchritude."
 PEAHEN: A female pea fowl.

PULCHRITUDE: Great physical beauty and appeal.

ORIGIN: 1350–1400; From Middle English pulcritude, from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher, pulchr-, beautiful.

3 comments:

  1. Great words, especially pulchritude! I'm not sure I could even pronounce that one. Thanks for participating!

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  2. I knew the first two, though I confess I would have misspelled ennui (I thought it only had one "n"). Pulchritude is totally new to me! They are all great words.

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  3. perfect book for this meme. there are so many fun words to choose from. thought you might define soulless. ;-D

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