Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy at Bermudaonion to see more.

1. cosmogonic
(adj)
[koz-muh-GON-ik]

Definition—pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin of the universe

Use“The sea was considered a force of chaos, one that the pagans explained with gods or monsters and cosmogonic battle.”
~ Recalling the Hope of Glory

2. ammas
(n)

Definition—an abbes or spiritual mother

Use“Where acedia is concerned, the desert abbas and ammas advocate plentiful self-editing, and they employ harsh imagery to convey acedia’s power to distract us from it.”
~ Acedia & Me

3. opprobrious
(adj)
[uh-PROH-bree-uhs]

Definition—outrageously disgraceful or shameful

Use“It is very easy to raise prejudice against a doctrine by attaching to it an opprobrious and misunderstood epithet.”
~ Redemption Accomplished and Applied

 

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Those are all great new words, but I don't think I'll be using them anytime soon. Thanks for participating today.

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

I enjoyed learning your words and want to try and work opprobrious into my vocabulary. Thanks for sharing!

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