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

 

Apr 262017
 

Hosted by Kathy @ BermudaOnion

1.  Caerphilly
This was one of the ingredients in a recipe posted @ Honey From Rock. I’d never heard of it so I looked it up.

Caerphilly is a hard, crumbly white cheese that originated in the area around the town of Caerphilly, Wales. It is thought to have been created to provide food for the local coal miners.

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2. Serviceberry
I saw this word @ Beth Fish Reads in her Stacked Up Book Thoughts post.

Serviceberry is rare in that it offers interest in every season. It kicks off in spring with beautiful white flowers, which develop into tasty purple berries that attract birds in early summer. Or harvest the berries and use them to make delicious jams, jellies, and pies. The plant’s bright green or bluish green leaves turn stunning shades of red and orange in fall, and its silvery bark offers winter appeal. You can grow serviceberry as a large shrub or small tree.

Apr 122017
 

Hosted by Kathy @ BermudaOnion

I saw this word on the tv of the pump I was using at the Shell gas station.
It was the word of the day.

ligminious
1: marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame : dishonorable
2: deserving of shame or infamy : despicable
3: humiliating, degrading an ignominious defeat

ignominiously adverb
ignominiousness noun