Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are from a book I am currently reading called:  A Head Full Of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

1. gulag- a system of labor camps maintained in the former Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died.

2. penultimate- last but one in a series of things; second to the last.

3. sundering- to break
or cause to break apart or in pieces.


  1. I've used penultimate for a WWW entry before - it wasn't exactly what I expected. Good words today. Thanks

  2. I think I've heard sunder used before but I wasn't sure what it meant.

  3. Hi Mary Ann,

    I knew all of your words this time, however I had always believed that sunder, was actually asunder - as in the wedding service ...

    "What God has joined together let no man put asunder"

    However, a bit more research led me to this interesting fact ...

    "It is interesting to note that 'asunder' was, in the 16th century, 'a sunder'. The two words have merged into one, in the same way that many nautical terms, like 'aboard', 'amidships' etc. have done."

    Thanks for making me think anew about this word, I had great fun :)


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