Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

My words have been taken from Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton

1) Pestilential (page 37): You are a pestilential man, Lieutinant.

pes⋅ti⋅len⋅tial
–adjective
1. producing or tending to produce pestilence.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of pestilence, esp. bubonic plague.
3. pernicious; harmful.
4. annoyingly troublesome.

2) Beignets (page 39):...set a tray filled with the coffeepot, a plate of beignets, and four cups of...

bei⋅gnet[ben-yey; Fr. be-nye]

–noun, plural bei⋅gnets Show IPA . 1. a fritter or doughnut. 2. French Cookery. any fruit, vegetable, seafood, etc., dipped in batter and deep-fried.

3) Exculpatory (page 52): Jst looking for every possible exculpatory road.

ex⋅cul⋅pa⋅to⋅ry
  [ik-skuhl-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

–adjective
tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Great words! I knew beignet from visiting New Orleans - they're a specialty there. Thanks for participating today!

wordlily said...

Mmm, I love beignets! Can you help define some of my words this week? I couldn't find definitions for some of them! http://wordlily.wordpress.com/2009/06/17/words-from-my-reading-10/

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The beignets caught my eye too! Happy memories of New Orleans (they are all food memories, as it happens!)

Girl That Reads said...

I just read about beignets in a V. C. Andrews book the other day and had to look it up! It's probably a good thing since I'll be going to New Orleans in August! You had some interesting words this week.

ibeeeg said...

Great words!
Now, if only I could say Pestilential then I think I would use that word a bit in my life. **smile**

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

Yum! I, too, have had beignets in New Orleans (is it Cafe du Monde?) Best when hot, hot, hot with coffee!

The Book Resort said...

I so want to try a beignet.