Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme from Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. If you want to play along, grab the button, and write a post.
The first word I found in Vampire Sunrise by Carole Nelson Douglas. It was right at the beginning – sadly, I wasn’t able to read much past that point. One of the few books I just couldn’t get in to!
Simulacrum – an insubstantial form or semblance of something. “And three, tracking down ‘Lilith Quince’ – my spitting image – to find out if she is a twin, double, clone, or simulacrum.”
The second and third I found in Murder Under Cover by Kate Carlisle – her Bibliophile series.
Elucidating – verb \i-ˈlü-sə-ˌdāt\, transitive verb : to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis. “Elucidating, yes. Fun? Not really!”
Fulminating – hurling denunciations or menaces. “Then he gave me a fulminating stare and I mentally shrank a few inches.”
The last word I heard on a news cast, and didn’t remember ever hearing it before, so I had to look it up!
This was used in a report about the Italian captain who recently abandoned the cruise ship before all the passengers and crew.
In other news, thankfully I believe that my book slump is coming to an end. I’m firmly entrenched in a book for myself, and with my daughter in her current “One Community One Book” event for our school district. I am reading a very funny novel by Molly Harper, And One Last Thing, and the book my daughter and I are sharing is The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone! Yay, me!