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Wondrous Words Wednesday


Bermudaonion is sponsoring a new meme to introduce readers to Wondrous Words on Wednesdays, and this will be the first time I am participating. Yipee.

Here are the words I found in The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett:

1. Amanuensis: a writing assistant to conduct research and perform secretarial duties, though I didn’t mark the page I found this on, so I can’t tell you how Bennett used the word.

2. Solipsistic: someone who believes the theory of self can be proved to exist or extreme self-absorption

3. Opsimath: a person that continues or begins to learn later in life.

Although, most of these are defined in the novel.

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  • Hi Serena,

    This is a fantastic meme for finding out about new words, there are some really weird and wonderful ones out there, that I would never be able to guess the meaning of in a million years!

    Your words this week are great, the only one I recognise is ‘solipsistic’ and that’s only because someone else came up with it a couple of weeks back.

    I guess finding out about all these new words makes me something of an ‘opsimath’, although I am not sure that I actually like the sound of the word?

    My words for this edition of the meme are here:
    http://www.fiction-books.biz/my-latest-news-and-musings/wondrous-words-wednesday-19102011/

    Hope that you had a great weekend, see you for ‘Mailbox Monday’ soon