September 3, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

from A Map of Betrayal

1. Pannier - a basket often carried on the back of an animal or on the shoulders of a person, carrying goods and provisions

2. Miasmic - producing an unpleasant smell; noxious

3. Bucolic - of, or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life

from A Sudden Light

1. Cogitation - thinking deeply; contemplation

2. Apostate - person who renounces a religious of political belief or principle

Martin Luther hammering up his 95 Theses denouncing Catholicism.

from Jane Austen's First Love

1. Profligate - recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

from A Tale for the Time Being

1. Gyre - a large system of rotating ocean currents

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