Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a fun meme hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog where we post new to us words and meanings found while reading. I haven't had any new words in awhile. I guess I've been reading easy books. I have only read one chapter in this book and I have four words already. The words I found were from Small Kingdoms by Anastasia Hobbet.

biryani–(noun) a spicy Indian dish of rice with meat or vegetables, flavored with saffron or turmeric.

pg.9 -Yes, a pot hitting the kitchen floor, a big pot, which could only mean the biryani.

inshallah-if Allah wills : God willing

pg.13- Mufeeda said with a quiet confidence, "With your guidance all will be well, inshallah."

corollary-1. Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
2. an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
3. a natural consequence or result.

pg.13-Umm Saleh took this as confirmation of her original appraisal of the girl as a fool, the collary being that Mufeeda had been a fool to hire her.

pakora-is a fried snack found across South Asia.[1] Pakoras are created by taking one or two ingredients, such as chicken, onion, eggplant, potato, spinach, cauliflower, tomato or chilli, dipping them in a batter of gram flour and then deep-frying them.

pg. 13-Mufeeda directed Emmanuella to bring the pakoras from the freezer and bent to the task of scooping the biryani into the dustbin with a serving spoon, tasting its delicate complexity in the very steam.

I think I'll be learning quite a few new to me words reading this book. What new words did you find this week? Be sure to play along!


  1. My husband's an engineer so I knew corollary, but all the other words are new to me. Thanks so much for joining in the fun!

  2. It sounds like Small Kingdom involves food and cooking as part of the story. I like that. All the words, except corollary, are new to me. Sounds like a good book.

  3. I remember looking up corollary for one reason or another in the past few weeks, but had forgotten what it meant. All the other words are new to me. I think this sounds like a book to check out.

    Here are my words...

  4. the only word i've heard of in this list is inshallah but i didn't know the exact meaning of it. looks like a good book!

  5. what wonderful times. I shall be on the lookout for new words in my books in order to participate in the fun.

  6. Being a lover of Indian food, I knew biryani but was unfamiliar with pakora. Will have to see if I can find somewhere to taste one. ;-)


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