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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