Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudiaonion'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 the comments if you’re participating.)

From Game Change by John Heilemann

1. p.160 "but many of her shots were so maladroit that Obama found them easy to slough off."
Maladroit: lacking in adroitness; unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless.

From I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson

1. p. 283 "...nonstop verbal tirades that brilliantly illumine a subject through his panoramic new and exhaustive exegesis."
Exegesis: critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.


  1. Great new words! I can be quite maladroit at times myself. Thanks for playing along!

  2. I enjoyed reading the words. :)

  3. I have heard the word, but would have had to look up the meaning if came across it again. I don't have any this week. :-(

  4. Those are excellent words! And from such a good source.

  5. Terrific words. I am adding them to my list (yes, I really have one).

    Here are mine:

  6. I'm always really proud of myself when I know all of the words someone posts for this. I mean, that is only two words, but still, I take my wins when I can get 'em. ;)

  7. Maladoit is a word I always forget about--I must work it into a conversation soon!


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