Wondrous Words Wednesday is hosted by Bermudaonion each week. It's an opportunity to share new words you've encountered in your reading, or highlight words that you particularly enjoy. I run into new words while I read ALL THE TIME, so I decided to start keeping track and sharing them with you. #vocabnerd!
Here are three of my favorites new-to-me words from recent reads. All definitions from Dictionary.com.
1. uxorious. "Men capable of being uxorious." (From Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn)
doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
(That's a great word!!)
2. ungulate. "Assuming you're talking about the incident last August and I didn't somehow miss an ungulate attack?" (From Feed by Mira Grant)
belonging or pertaining to the Ungulata, a former order of all hoofed mammals, now divided into the odd-toed perissodactyls and even-toed artiodactyls.
3. petards. "There will always be people for whom hate is easier when it's not backed up by anything but fear. And I will always do my best to hoist them by their own petards." (From Feed by Mira Grant)
hoist by / with one's own petard: hurt, ruined, or destroyed by the very device or plot one had intended for another.
What are your new words this week?