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.
My words this week are from The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter (which I am enjoying greatly).
varioloid: 1. resembling smallpox. 2. of or pertaining to a mild case of smallpox.
“Instead, my mother died of the varioloid a few months after Nanny moved in.”
calumnious: of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory.
“You are here to help acquit the President of these calumnious charges, not to hunt for conspiracies or solve murders the police have closed.”
I haven’t been posting alot this month, and now there is only one full week of summer left for us! I’ll be back on a blogging schedule soon, but for now I’m focusing on family time. Hope each of you are having a wonderful summer!