Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Join in by writing a post and then add your link to Mr. Linky at Bermudaonion.

This week I’m reading WHEN THE SNOW FALLS. It’s a Christmas anthology including 4 stories/novellas by Fern Michaels, Nancy Bush, Rosanna Chiofalo, and Lin Stepp. I found two words that are new to me:

folderol – fol·de·rol –  Trivial or nonsensical fuss

“I’m not sure what I think about Christmas as a whole. I like some of it, but all the folderol can sometimes give me the heebie-jeebies. Actually, too much of anything can do that.”   (White Hot Christmas by Nancy Bush)

funicular – fu·nic·u·lar – A cable railroad, especially one on a mountainside, in which ascending and descending cars are counterbalanced.

“Not only are the views astounding from the summit but the funicular itself is an engineering feat.”   (Seven Days of Christmas by Rosanna Chiofalo)

When the Snow Falls (Oct7) Kensington

Definitions from the Oxford dictionaries (online)