Wondrous Words Wednesday

Happy Wednesday — it’s been a long time since I had some words to share with you! You know how this works – share a few words from your current book that you had to look up, then head over to Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to learn some new ones. This week, my words are from Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart. This is one of those interesting books that comes in, gets passed over, and then ends up on the bottom of the pile. It’s too bad because it’s a good read – check back next Thursday for my review.

1. Cordilleras – a system or group of parallel mountain ranges together with the intervening plateaus and other features

“It is a place of savannas, rolling hills, cordilleras, and many, many swamps.”

2. Littoral – a region lying along a shore

“The world of ours has been pretty well explored since the days when map makers could show only the Mediterranean littoral and filled in the rest of their maps with pictures of sea monsters.”

3. Cacique – a native chief or local political boss

“”Earlier in the afternoon, we had made a quick visit to an old Indian cacique whom Chris had known for many years.”

I thought this one was really odd – Cacique is also a brand of lingerie!

  5 comments for “Wondrous Words Wednesday

  1. October 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I feel like I should have known littoral but I didn’t. Great words today!

  2. Judy B
    October 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I knew none of these words. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. October 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I like all three of your words. They seem to set the tone for what I’m sure is an interesting book.

  4. October 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    They were all new for me today, thanks for sharing.

  5. October 28, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Didn’t know any of those so thanks. Cacique feels good to say. I like it!

    Fur Earwig

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