Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion with words new (to us).

From Irreplaceable by Stephen Lovely, my vocabulary words are:

charango: n. a 10 stringed mandolin of Andean regions with a sound box traditionally made from the shell of an armadillo or tortoise, now made of wood.

limbic : adj. pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border, marginal.

mediastinum: ,n the partition separating the right and left thoracic cavities, formed of the 2 inner pleural walls, and , in humans, comprising all the viscera of the thorax except the lungs.


  1. You found some great words. I love the sound of charango (if I'm pronouncing it right) but don't think I can sneak it into a conversation. Thanks for playing along.

  2. What lovely words. I'd like to use them but I'm not sure I'll be able to work them into a conversation

  3. charango just sounds like a cool word!

  4. I knew charango! But I knew it because I downloaded this wallpaper a while back. Very pretty.

  5. Oh come on! You really didn't know any of those words? They are so easy! ;)

    Eek!! No way. Those are tough but very interesting. Great choices!

  6. Charango really is a beautiful word. After reading the definition of mediastinum, I think I need to look up half the words used in it :)


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