Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wondrous Words Wednesdays
Happy Wednesday! It's time for more wonderful words! I only managed to find a few words this week that I wasn't familiar with, although this week's book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was full of old-fashioned words and usages. Here's what I came up with:
1. Curricle - a smart, two-wheeled chaise, drawn by a pair of horses.
"...they saw a gentleman and lady in a curricle driving up the street."
2. Propinquity - nearness in place, proximity
"Mr. Gardiner expressed a wish of going around the whole park, but feared it might be too dangerous given the propinquity of the herd."
3. Coppice - a thicket or grove of small trees or shrubs, especially one maintained by periodic cutting or pruning.
"...and a narrow walk amidst the rought coppice-wood that bordered it."
And you cannot get through Pride and Prejudice and Zombies without knowing the word felicity and all its definitions:
1. A state of being happy; bliss
2. An instance of happiness
3. A source of happiness
4. A skillful faculty (as in felicity of expression)
5. An instance of skill (as in the many felicities of the poem)
6. Good fortune
So, what new words did YOU learn this week?