Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday!

Welcome to another exciting edition of Wondrous Words Wednesday!

I have been having toruble lately finding good words for this post. I guess I just haven't been reading the sort of books that lend themselves to new vocabulary. So, here are some that I have picked out of books I've yet to read, off of websites, or in conversation:

1. Kommando - "The whole kommando is in a fevor of excitement at the great and wonderful news: Vicom is leaving!" From Resistance by Agnes Humbert.

During World War II it was the basic unit of organization of slave laborers in German concentration camps.

2. Anodyne - "The Bozo Project is anodyne for a world weary of crisis and conflict. " From a web post.

Analgesic; a medicine used to relieve pain.

3. Arils - "For centuries, different parts of the fruit - arils, rind, juice, bark - have been used to treat a wide range of ailments. From Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick

An aril is any specialized from the funniculus (attachment point of the seed) that covers or is attached to the seed. The aril may create a fruit-like structure, as you find in pomegranates.


bermudaonion said...

I will have to try to remember arils, because I love pomegranates! Thanks for playing along today.

avisannschild said...

I knew anodyne, but the others are new to me. That pomegranate picture makes my mouth water!

Here are my Wondrous Words for this week.

Anonymous said...

Interesting words. I didn't know any of them.

Harvee, Book Dilettante said...

I love eating pomegranate arils , in spite of the seeds. I learned a new word!

Margot said...

Very good words today. I don't think you should feel bad about your words not coming from actual paper books you've read. Reading is reading. I'm saying that because mine have come from non-books too. I still love your post about Save-A-Word. I'm going to share my adopted word one of these days.

Phyl said...

I love these words. I've heard "anodyne" forever, and never really knew what it meant. And mmmm.....arils....

Meanwhile, mine are here.