Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wheeeee! First Wondrous Words Wednesday at the new blog! (You knew I had to do another “first,” didn’t you?)


This meme, started and hosted at Bermudaonion’s blog, involves taking new words you’ve encountered during the week’s reading, and posting them along with their definitions.

In my case, this week, I’ve been so busy editing that I’ve barely done any reading, and don’t even remember if I encountered any new words in the few paragraphs I’ve managed.

But I did have to look up a word today in another context, and a lot of people might not know it, so I’ll include that one this time. And do much better next week!

discommode – to cause inconvenience to; to disturb, trouble, or bother

Believe it or not, I thought of the word in context of a cat being shut in a room (seriously inconveniencing it while cleaners were operating vacuums in the main house). But it’s also the sort of word I’m sure you’d read in a Jane Austen book. Can’t you just imagine Mr. Darcy remarking stiffly, “Miss Bennett, you and your sisters have seriously discommoded this establishment. I bid you good day.”

Anyway, that’s the first Wondrous Word in our new home. Happy reading!


    1. Kathy says:

      You found a great word! When I saw it, I thought it had something to do with a toilet (because of commode in it). Thanks for playing along.

      • Phyl says:

        *cackle* That’s what I kept thinking. “This sounds like it relates to ‘commode’, but I know it doesn’t mean that.” Heehee!

    2. The French use incommoder, which means to disturb, so I wasn’t surprised by the definition of this word, but I don’t think I’ve ever come across it before. It does sound like something that would appear in a Jane Austen novel!

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

      • Phyl says:

        My pleasure, avisannschild. I like discovering other book-related blogs, and the WWW thing is great for that. And of course, I love finding new words by whatever means.

    3. Margot says:

      I’m glad you are now a WWW player. I’ve enjoyed paying attention to words I might normally just skip.

      • Phyl says:

        I had started WWW while this blog was still on Today.com, and then when I got booted, I couldn’t do it for a couple of weeks. But I’ve been really looking forward to getting back down to business at my new (self-controlled!) site.

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