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!