Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday: Wondrous Words/Book cover

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Wondrous Word Wednesday hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

The following words have been taken from The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. (You can read my review by clicking on the title)

1) Posturing (Page 325):

: to assume a posture ; especially : to strike a pose for effect
: to assume an artificial or pretended attitude : attitudinize

2) Donnish (page325)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don

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Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for participating today. You found a couple of great words - I can't imagine myself ever using donnish though.

Missy said...

I thought I was commenting on the wrong thing...oops! I like the cover you have chosen...powerful!

Sandra said...

I knew both of these words. Now I can feel smart for the rest of the day. :)

Sandra said...

Wow, that's quite the image. It really makes you want to know what the book is about.

avisannschild said...

I knew posturing but I've never heard attudinize before! Great cover choice, by the way; a very striking cover!

Ladybug said...

I'm so happy, I've spotted a word I knew ;) Posturing.

I have just read The Novice and I enjoyed it :)

Dar said...

Guatami, I just realized I didn't copy your new blog address into my reader but it sure is now. I've seen that cover for The Novice-it's very imposing.

The Book Resort said...

Love the cover!

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

I had the same thoughts as Avis - I knew "posturing" (and I actually use it, with all its negative conotations), but did a double-take a the definition. It used a word I hadn't before heard/read: "attitudinize" Sounds made-up, doesn't it?!