Aug 23, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Visit BermudaOnion's Weblog to join in.

These words came from The Resurrector by Layton Green
1. fynbos - "...fynbos-draped valleys and mythical rock formations..."
  1. noun -a distinctive type of vegetation found only on the southern tip of Africa. It includes a wide range of plant species, particularly small heatherlike trees and shrubs.


2. phenomenology -  "... a renowned professor of religious phenomenology."
noun-
the philosophical study of observed unusual people or events as they appear without any further study or explanation. An example of phenomenology is studying the green flash that sometimes happens just after sunset or just before sunrise. (www.yourdictionary.com/phenomenology)

3. tetrodotoxins - "...tetrodotoxins derived from the puffer fish to sedate their victims."
noun - a potent poison that affects the nervous system. .
Found any unusual words in your reading?

8 comments:

Margot said...

Wow, you found some big ones in that book. I thought I knew phenomenology, but I didn't. I'm glad you played along today.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Love this idea. You know I'm a word nerd...

Vicki said...

I've probably heard tetrodotoxins before but I'm not sure and couldn't remember the meaning. My husband was a huge nature tv watcher.

Harvee said...

I found even more that I couldn't re-find....

Harvee said...

Every Wednesday. Lucky I'm reading a book right now that has lots of new to me words!

Harvee said...

One type of fish I won't try - the puffer.

Brian Joseph said...

This is great meme I love unusual words. My favorite from this group is "tetrodotoxins."

It seems that my spell check does not know the word :)

Harvee said...

Ha! It doesn't expect you to use it!

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