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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 9, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and join the fun!  (Don’t forget to leave a link in your comment if you’re participating.

All of my words this week come from Roses by Leila Meacham.

1. asperity – “’There’s nothing to revise, Amos,’ Mary said with a trace of asperity.”

Asperity means rigor, severity.


2. folderol – “I don’t want to be part of all that patriotic folderol the mayor has planned.”

I love that wordpress doesn’t recognize this word either!  Folderol means nonsense.


3. logy – “She was feeling too logy to argue, like a contented, well-fed cat.”

I felt like I should have known this word, and I did figure it out from the context, but I wanted to look it up to be sure.  Logy means marked by sluggishness and lack of vitality; groggy.  I think I can use this word a lot!


What new words have you encountered lately?

27 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2009 6:45 am

    Yay! I knew these. I feel less than dull today.

  2. December 9, 2009 6:47 am

    Good morning Kathy. I’m up early today and it looks like I’m up before anyone else. I like your words today. They sound fun. Folderol is one I remember from long ago.

    My Wondrous Words are here.

  3. December 9, 2009 7:02 am

    I certainly feel logy today.. it must be all this rain. 🙂 That’s a very neat word!

  4. December 9, 2009 7:08 am

    Folderol is a new word for me. My macbook (control, apple key, D) knew it!

  5. December 9, 2009 7:16 am

    Like you I could figure out logy, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it!

    Here are mine:

  6. December 9, 2009 7:35 am

    I probably only knew these because they are sort of old fashioned words and you know I’m not a spring chicken any more! Lol. Have a great week and happy reading.

  7. December 9, 2009 7:50 am

    Logy is one I relate to, but have never heard. They were all new to me!

    My words are here:

  8. December 9, 2009 7:52 am

    It’s so nice when we know each others’ words, isn’t it? Here are mine for this week.

  9. December 9, 2009 8:09 am

    I like “folderol”. That’s a fun word!

  10. December 9, 2009 8:54 am

    I haven’t heard folderol since I was little. So I looked up the etymology and it dates from 1820. No, actually I’m not quite that old!

  11. December 9, 2009 9:04 am

    asperity is not one I knew. one out of three isn’t bad.
    now folderol is one I am going to try and work into my conversation. it seems a good season for it.

  12. December 9, 2009 9:30 am

    Folderol , I have come across recently but can’t place where .. Your Wednesday post is something I look forward to to 🙂

  13. December 9, 2009 10:17 am

    I love the word “folderol!”

  14. December 9, 2009 10:41 am

    I had only heard of folderol before, but feel logy after all the wind and snow storms we had in Mid-America last night. Here are my words…

  15. December 9, 2009 12:28 pm

    Awesome words! I have run across asperity before, and I am familiar with folderol, especially as it often describes the doings in my house. 😛

    Here’s my entry:

  16. Lily permalink
    December 9, 2009 12:42 pm

    Thank you for leaving me a comment! I loved it! It means a lot to me. I’m so glad you liked it!

  17. December 9, 2009 12:43 pm

    These were all new to me! I like logy 🙂

    Here is mine:

  18. December 9, 2009 2:54 pm

    Great words! Logy sounds like a word they might use in England.

  19. December 9, 2009 3:18 pm

    I love “folderol”! 😀

  20. December 9, 2009 3:30 pm

    My WW are HERE

  21. December 9, 2009 3:46 pm

    2 out of 3 today!!! I’m getting better 🙂

  22. December 9, 2009 5:17 pm

    Those are great! I’m on the road this week and my current books didn’t have any great words, but I will definitely come up with something for next week.

  23. December 9, 2009 5:38 pm

    Wonderful words! I think I saw folderol in Reader’s Digest! But the others…

    Here are mine:

  24. December 10, 2009 11:40 am

    Great words, as always.

  25. December 11, 2009 5:58 am

    Folderol. Love that. A synonym for nonsense.

    Logy rhymes with groggy.

    Good finds Kay!

  26. December 13, 2009 6:39 am

    I love the word folderol!

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