Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.
I found a few wondrous words in one sentence from The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: "'The earth, my dear, is roughly trapezoidal, vaguely rhomboid, a bit of a tesseract, and altogether grumpy when its fur is stroked the wrong way!'" (pg. 5)
1. trapezoidal - of, pertaining to, or having the form of a trapezoid (a quadrilateral plane figure having two parallel and two nonparallel sides)
2. rhomboid - having a form similar to an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal
3. tesseract - the generalization of a cube to four dimensions
Hooray for math-related vocabulary!