Wondrous Words Wednesday

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

1. obstreperous
(adj) [uhb-STREP-er-uhs]

Definition—resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly

Use“A crowd had gathered at the Praetorium, a rabble, an obstreperous delegation of Judeans whose presence complicates Pilate’s inclination to release Jesus.”
~ Reliving the Passion

2. infarct
(n)

Definition—areas of tissue that have undergone a type of cell death called necrosis, as a result of restricted blood supply

Use“As far as is known, Alzheimer disease does not cause pain and multi-infarct dementia causes pain only very rarely.”
~ The 36-Hour Day

3. jeremiad
(n) [jer-uh-MAHY-uhd]

Definition—a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint

Use“Not long after this article was written, in light of the mild recession of 2000-2001, there were many similar jeremiads about how our culture had become addicted to success.”
~ Counterfeit Gods

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I kind of guessed obstreperous from its context, and should have guessed jeremiad because of the Bible book of Jeremiah. Which ones did you already know?

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I think I've heard the word infarction (on a show like House) but I've never heard infarct and didn't know what it meant.

bermudaonion said...

I forgot to say thanks for participating today - I really do appreciate it!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Obstreperous is one of those words that I should know but can never remember when I see it. Probably because I don't see it often enough.

Lisa said...

I love obstreperous - that's one I use. I am pretty sure that I had jeremiad on my list a while ago - it's a great word!

Here are mine.

G said...

I knew infarct but in the -tion form. So many words introduced into my vocabulary from the neurology world...

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

I knew infarct, probably due to my dad and father-in-law's heart conditions, but the other words were new to me. It looks like you've been reading some great books!

Here are my words this week...
http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/03/wondrous-words-eggs-benedict-arnold.html

Suko said...

Lisa, I knew only the first word, so I'll add the other two to my list. :)

Here are mine: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/03/wondrous-words-wednesday-st-patricks.html

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