Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where a group shares new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join by posting your new words, then leaving a comment for Kathy with your link at Bermuda Onion.

The object is to increase our vocabulary while having a bit of fun.

Here are some new words that I’ve discovered or rediscovered this week:

1. obfuscation - from Last Mango in Texas by Ray Blackston It was used like this:

Or perhaps I could employ more vagueness, some small obfuscation.(103)

obfuscation - The act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened.


5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Great word, Sally! I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Thanks for playing along today.

Kaye said...

That is a great word. I think I find myself in that state more and more lately! My words are here

Phyl said...

"Obfuscation" is a great word. It almost obfuscates its own meaning, doesn't it?

My words are here.

I'd say the first definition I found for the second word is probably a good illustration of "obfuscation," actually.

Margot said...

I like this new word of yours. It's a fun one to try and use in normal conversation. I agree that this is a fun meme. I have some words on my blog today also. They are here:

http://joyfullyretired.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I'd recognize this in my reading, and might even come up with it in a crossword puzzle ... but I can't imagine that I could work it into my spoken vocabulary :)