Posted on August 5, 2009 by Lisa Munley
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion’s Weblog where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun. (Don’t forget to leave a link in your comment if you’re participating.)
My wondrous words this week come from Life of Pi by Yann Martel (yes, Sheri, I’m reading it!).
raiments – “They stir and leave their shelter and tiptoe to the water’s edge. They show their raiments.” pg. 15
|clothing; apparel; attire.
onanists – “And there are indecencies even more bizarre: onanists breaking a sweat on monkeys, ponies, birds; a religious freak who cut a snake’s head off; a deranged man who took to urinating in an elk’s mouth.” pg. 29
||one who withdraws the penis in sexual intercourse so that ejaculation takes place outside the vagina; coitus interruptus.
agouti – “Nonetheless, our golden agouti vanished, stolen by someone who ate it, Father suspected.” pg. 30
Definition:–noun, plural -tis, -ties.
||any of several short-haired, short-eared, rabbitlike rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, of South and Central America and the West Indies, destructive to sugar cane.
||an irregularly barred pattern of the fur of certain rodents.
||an animal having fur of this pattern.
Oh, dear. My blog just went from a G to a PG-13 rating. Darn onanists!!
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