Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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.

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

It's been a long time since I played along but going to give it a try this year.

I'm reading "Under the Night" by Alan Glynn and came across these.

...that little jeremiad that Proctor delivered...



Definition of jeremiad
: a prolonged lamentation or complaint also : a cautionary or angry harangue

The warnings became jeremiads against the folly of overemphasis on science and technology at the expense of man's subjective and emotional life— Ada Louise Huxtable
...doctor had an almost sacerdotal manner...

Definition of sacerdotal
: of or relating to priests or a priesthood : PRIESTLY sacerdotal robessacerdotal authority
: of, relating to, or suggesting sacerdotalism

3 comments:

  1. So glad you played along today. I like "jeramiad." I get it (from the Bible) and will try to use it in conversation.

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  2. That's the first I've heard of that word.

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  3. I didn't really "get" jeramiad until Margot referenced the Bible. What a terrific find! It's a word I think I can remember and use. Thanks for playing along.

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