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Wondrous Words Wednesday

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

These two are the last new ones for me from A Severe Mercy.

1. dipsomania
(n) [dip-suh-MEY-nee-uh]

Definition—an irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink

Use“I am in great trouble about my dear brother’s dipsomania: pray for him and me.”

2. sword of Damocles
(n) [DAM-uh-kleez]

Definition—constant threat; imminent peril

Use“Of course the sword of Damocles hangs over us.”


bermudaonion said...

Great words! I'm glad I don't have trouble with dipsomania! Thanks for participating!

Margot said...

I've heard both of those words before but I would not have been able to tell you what they mean. I guess my retention is not all that good.

Tea said...

Are you kidding? I thought "dipsomania" might mean something about the future. Can't believe the meaning. Love the word. Thanks for stopping by my place.


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