Wondrous Words Wednesday

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

All my new words are from Pride and Prejudice.

1. shoe-roses

Definition—a piece of shoelace or ribbon tied in a rosette pattern, and worn on one's shoe-front

Use“No aunt, no officers, no news could be sought after—the very shoe-roses for Netherfield were got by proxy.”

2. ├ęclat
(n) [ey-KLAH]

Definition—brilliance of success, reputation, etc.

Use“We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the ├ęclat of a proverb."

3phaeton. phaeton
(n) [FEY-i-tn]

Definition—any of various light, four-wheeled carriages, with or without a top, having one or two seats facing forward, used in the 19th century

Use“But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies."

4. impolitic
(adj) [im-POL-i-tik]

Definition—not wise or expedient; not politic

Use“Indeed, Mr. Darcy, it is very ungenerous in you to mention all that you knew to my disadvantage in Hertfordshire—and, give me leave to say, very impolitic too—for it is provoking me to retaliate, and such things may come out as will shock your relations to hear."

4 comments:

Debbie Petras said...

What a great way to improve vocabulary. I could use a little more of that. It would be fun to write some posts using the new words learned.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

bermudaonion said...

Great new words! I knew phaeton had something to do with a carriage, but I didn't know exactly what. I can picture a shoe-rose in my mind. Thanks for participating!

merel said...

I love this!! Thanks for your nice words..and its always great to meet a sister in Jesus!

Unknown said...

Great words from a wonderful book! Shoe-rose sounds so pretty! Thank you for the picture of the carriage. I had an idea of phaeton but reading the definition and then seeing it will make the word stick in my mind! I think impolitic is a good word and the sentence it's in really explains it well. It sounds very stressfull to make sure that everything you say astounds people and will be handed down with the "eclat of a proverb"! Whew!

Thanks for a great post, Lisa!

~ Amy

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