May 312017
 

Hosted by Kathy @ BermudaOnion

I saw this word @ Read With Katie
As the bus veers onto the narrow bitumen road, Finn turns up her music, blocking out the noise so she can take her in new surroundings.

bi·tu·men
a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation. It is used for road surfacing and roofing.

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I saw this word @ Dual Reads
I am myself again. Carly has disappeared into the umbra, and I am alone.

um·bra
the fully shaded inner region of a shadow cast by an opaque object, especially the area on the earth or moon experiencing the total phase of an eclipse.

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I saw this word in a news article @ All That Is Interesting
According to a report from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, researchers have found traces of a previously unknown extinct hominid species in the DNA of the Melanesians, a group living in an area northeast of Australia that encompasses Papua New Guinea and the surrounding islands.

homuh-nid
anthropology : any of a family (Hominidae) of erect bipedal primate mammals that includes recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms and in some recent classifications the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan

 

  8 Responses to “Wondrous Word Wednesday”

  1. Interesting words.

  2. Vicki,
    I like that you found these words in different places.
    Wonderful words! 🙂

  3. Good words, Vicki. I’m only familiar with the first one.

  4. I thought I knew umbra but I was wrong so I didn’t know any of them.

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