Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wondrous Word Wednesday #1

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Bermudaonion, where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

This weeks Wondrous Words Wednesday are brought to you by The Other Mrs. Collins by Quanie Miller Freshwater Road was a great source of new to me words.

(all definitions are courtesy of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

  • zydeco (noun) - popular music of southern Louisiana that combines tunes of French origin with elements of Caribbean music and the blues and that features guitar, washboard, and accordion
    • "They swung out, zydecoed, hollered and got in line with everyone else when the band did a rendition of the 'Cupid Shuffle" ~pg. 51
      • I am familiar with the Cupid Shuffle by zydeco is new to me.  Apparently, it is not only music but also a form of dance.  I couldn't find any good clips (that I liked) of zydeco dance but here is the Cupid Shuffle.
  • chasm (noun) - a major division, separation, or difference between two people, groups, etc.
    • "A chasm had sprung up between them that would probably never close, and for that, Leena wept." ~ pg. 68
  • tantamount (adjective) - equal to something in value, meaning, or effect
    • It was tantamount to asking for a straitjacket. ~154


  1. Thank you - I thought tantamount just meant very important - I didn't realize it involved a comparison to something else. learned something new today! ;)

  2. I've heard of zydeco music but have never heard it used as a verb. Interesting.

  3. I like zydeco, I have never heard that word or term. I must check out the music.

  4. Never heard zydeco music before, knew the other two words.

  5. I've never heard of Cupid's Shuffle. I really caught the beat from the video. Fun. I'm following you.