Feb 25, 2009

wondrous words

new words!
I've recently enjoyed reading other bloggers' vocabulary discoveries with Wondrous Words Wednesdays, so I thought I'd share a new word I came across while reading My Beaver Colony:

Gimcrack- "The Indians had sold their daily bread and their souls for fire water and gimcracks." (I cringed a little reading the section that told about beavers in history).
Definition: a cheap and showy object of little or no use

I think I'm going to participate in Wondrous Words Wednesdays from now on, if I find enough new words per week to make a post about it.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I love that word. I think that's one I can use regularly too!