Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion. This is where we share new to us words that we have come across during our week of reading. My words this week are all taken from Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley. A most enjoyable (5*) read that will be on my Show Me 5 Saturday post.
persiflage: n, light bantering style of writing or speaking. Idle good natured bantering.
Hayden was not one to waste presidential weekend time on persiflage.
logorrheic: adj., log·or·rheic, excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness
Successive campaign advisors had tried without success to get him to give briefer answers, but nothing had stemmed the logorrheic tide, the tsunami of subordinate clauses and parenthetical asides, the inexorable mudslide of anecdotage.
susurrus: n, a whisper, a sound
The lawyer pushed on . . " that a carburetor and a firearm, however distinct from a mechanical point of view, are both devices that come with implicit guarantees of functionality."
"Like an electric chair, say?"
A susurrus of laughter rippled through the Court. Justice Santamaria was frisky today. Okay, so I gave you more than just the word but this book kept me so amused. I don't think there was a page on which I didn't at least snicker. Happy reading!