Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday - September 30, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

BETSY AND TACY GO DOWNTOWN by Maud Hart Lovelace
appurtenances - They liked the dolls' appurtenances too. (p.146)

appurtenances: something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory.

HEAVEN TO BETSY by Maud Hart Lovelace
tony - "...They're certainly puny. They were tony too." (p. 57)

tony: high-toned; stylish

lugubriously - "Not as puny as that one, lovey," said Anna lugubriously, clearing the soup plates to make way for chocolate cake. (p. 197)

lugubriously: mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner

Did you learn any new words this week?

13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Appurtenance is quite a mouthful to say if you mean accessory! Thanks for participating.

Lenore said...

I love that you are reading Betsy and Tacy. I need to get into them again!!

Care said...

I like saying lugubrious. It even sounds a little mournful.

Lisa notes... said...

Lugubriously is the only word I had heard of, but couldn't remember the definition. I'm more likely to remember tony. Thanks for sharing a great list.

Shannansbooks said...

A lot of new words to me. What is suprising is that is a children's book. I don't remember those words and I read the books as a child interesting.

Shannansbooks said...

A lot of new words to me. What is suprising is that is a children's book. I don't remember those words and I read the books as a child interesting.

Snowbell said...

I didn't know the word appurtenance (though I fell i should have...)

Here are my words

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I like the way lugubrious is used in that sentence. I can just see a little drama queen acting up.

gautami tripathy said...

Appurtenance is an unusual word!

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Jo-Jo said...

Tony I think is one I can manage to bring up in a conversation...thanks for the new words!

Beth said...

Those are quite the words to have in a children's book aren't they? I love the way both words sound though.

BookClubGirl said...

I love saying puny and tony and thinking of Anna!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I think that kids love learning big words. I know that is part of the appeal of the Fancy Nancy books. I think it's even more fun if you learn something your parents don't know!