Wednesday, November 4, 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 is the one new word that I’ve discovered this past week from The Last Word by Kathy Herman:

1. misogynist - One who hates women.
Pronunciation: \mə-ˈsä-jə-nist\

"Brill, you're being stalked by an ex-con who wants revenge, and who also happens to be a misogynist"(175).

When I clicked to have the word pronounced, I realized that I'd heard it many times so it's not altogether new to me!


5 comments:

Snowbell said...

Oh I knew this one - having met more than my share of them at work...
Here are my words

gautami tripathy said...

I know the word!

Here is my Wondrous Words Wednesday post!

bermudaonion said...

I actually learned this word about a month ago when someone accused Richard Russo of being a misogynist. Thanks for participating!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

To me the word and the meaning don't fit. By that I mean that the definition is so negative but the pronunciation sounds rather classy. But, you found one good one this week.

Lisa said...

That is definitely a word everyone should be familiar with.

My words are here.