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)
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.

What new words did you find in your reading this week?


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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