Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - November 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.

THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE: A PINK CARNATION by Lauren Willig

sinecure - This teaching job was certainly going to be no sinecure.  (p. 44)

sinecure: an office or position requiring little or no work, esp. one yielding profitable returns.
 
pelisse - He was so nicely warm, and she was cold even in her long pelisse. (p. 73)
 
pelisse:  an outer garment lined or trimmed with fur; or a woman's long cloak with slits for the arms.

What new words did you discover this week?

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I wish I could find a sinecure! Both of those words are new to me, but I suspect pelisse has its origins in French. Thanks for joining in today!

Stephanie Alioto said...

Love this idea! Our book club just decided to read "Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier. I'll probably find a great word for you after I read this evening.

marthalama said...

Both are new words to me though now I know I too want a sinecure to wear my pelisse. I love the idea of wearing a long cloak.

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