Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can
share new words that you have encountered or spotlight words you love.
Apparently I have commitment issues. Trust me, it’s news to me as well. I first took part in Wondrous Words Wednesday back in December. Have I posted since? That would be a big, fat no. In defense of myself, I do have maniacal lists and post-it’s all around my reading books, highlighting words for these posts. It’s the thought that counts, right?
My words this week come from my current read: “Fragile” by Lisa Unger. I’m about halfway through the book and not only am I completely hooked, but the author is a doll. I mentioned her book on Twitter during #FridayReads and she instantly tweeted a thank you message to me. Gush.
1. of low character, aims, etc.; mean
2. of low grade or quality; inferior
3. not noble; of humble descent or rank
“He might have even welcomed the hero’s death as opposed to the ignoble life he was living.” [page 3]
What a fun word! I feel like I’m surrounded by some ignoble characters in life. I may just have to put this adjective to good use in rebuttals with said ignoble folk.
1. disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly
“She was the kind of girl who started wars, at once acquiescent and defiant.” [page 11]
Thank you, Webster. Your definition of ‘acquiescent’ was oh so helpful. Why on earth do certain definitions only state the root of the word. That’s helpful, how? After looking up acquiesce, I am gathering that acquiescent means to comply silently or without protest. Maybe I should form an acquiescent relationship with Webster.