WORDY: using or containing many (usually too many) words
I embrace Wednesdays in my own way. In lieu of a photo, I offer you this random collection of other people’s words that impacted me this week as well as a handful of new words I added to my vocabulary.
Other People’s Words
This week, I’m reading The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon. I’m about 70 pages in but not sure that I’ll finish the book. The story hasn’t hooked me the way I hoped it would. The book is based on an interesting and intriguing version of the future, but just doesn’t fit my reading mood right now. I want a book with a faster pace that gives me a sense of progress over my morning coffee. Frankly, I need a book with shorter chapters. Shallow, but true. I like Graedon’s writing and hope to try the book again when life has more space for long periods of reading.
Here’s a great passage from the opening chapter:
…Words, I’ve come to learn, are pulleys through time. Portals into other minds. Without words, what remains? Indecipherable customs. Strange rites. Blighted hearts. Without words, we’re history’s orphans. Our lives and thoughts erased….
Words I Had to Ask Webster About
- Ennui: a lack of spirit, enthusiasm, or interest
- Perspicacity: of acute mental vision or discernment, keen
- Ribald: characterized by or using coarse indecent humor