Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - February 3, 2010

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.

DEVIL IN WINTER by Lisa Kleypas

pasha - Relaxing back against the cushions, he looked like an idle pasha in one of the torrid novels that Daisy Bowman adored. (p. 23)

pasha: a title, placed after the name, formerly held by high officials in countries under Turkish rule.

suppurate - They both understood what Evie was too inexperienced to gather...that although the bullet had not hit a vital organ, the wound was likely to suppurate. (p. 259)

suppurate: to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.

What new words did you discover this week?


bermudaonion said...

Two great new words! I can't wait to read your review of the book now!

Mo said...

eww...suppurate! lol..a nasty one, but useful to know...great words!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Thanks for the vivid definition of suppurate! You should have posted it every day during Game On Diet for the benefit of your team's appetites! :--)

Suko said...

I didn't know either of these words. I will add them to my WWW list.

Here's mine (warning, may make you hungry):

Lisa notes... said...

Both words are new to me, as usual. :-) Thanks for sharing.

Carin said...

I've always loved the word pasha - doesn't it sound just exactly like its definition?

Lisa said...

Those are an interesting combo. I've heard them both before, but it would be tough to use them together!

My words are here.