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I found this on Bermudaonion’s blog, click on the button to the left to head on over to her site to find out more. Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and join the fun!  (Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments if you’re participating.)

This weeks words come from Russian Winter by Daphne Kalorty.

  • lorgnette —  “His wife, looking like something out of the past, wears dark lace and holds, a gold lorgnette.”

lorgnette is a pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a handle.

  • balletomane — ” As a young lawyer and balletomane, he had insinuated himself into Nina’s life in a gentle, measured was, through small gifts and intelligent, respectful notes.”

Balletomane is a devotee to ballet. It seemed obvious but I had to look it up anyway.

  • Pobeda — “In front of themis a big black Pobeda crowned with fresh snow.”

Pobeda is a passenger car produced in the Soviet Union between 1946 and 1958. I knew is was a car but I just had to look it up and I’m glad I did because it’s a really cool looking car. But then I love those cars from the 40s and 50s.

I’m not quite done this this book yet so, there just may be more words coming.

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