Feb 22, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday: Two New Words


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion. You can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. 

This is my first time participating in this meme and I joined today as I came across two strange, to me, words found in The Wangs vs. the World, a humorous novel by Jade Chang.

* Praxis has the following meanings (Miriam Webster dictionary)
  1. :  exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill
  2. :  customary practice or conduct
  3. :  practical application of a theory
 "...praxis in a democracy." (The Wangs vs. the World, ch. 4)
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Sartoriphilia comes from two words: (Reverso Dictionary)
 
sartorial - of or relating to tailor or tailoring
philia - a tendency towards or an abnormal liking for something
 
"Still on the ridge: Charles, saved by his sartoriphilia." (ch. 11)
 
Explanation: Charles was thrown from a helicopter before it crashed thus saving his life. He was not wearing his seatbelt, not wanting to wrinkle his newly pressed shirt.
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What new words did you find in your reading this week?

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Those are new to me too. I would have thought praxis was someone pronouncing practice sloppily.

Harvee said...

I guess it is pronounced that way.

prax·is = /ˈpraksəs/ (Oxford Dictionary)

Suko said...

The second word is especially interesting to me!

Unknown said...

I’m amazed to find this on the internet. I still could not use the word.

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