Today I bought a desk calendar, 365 New Words-a-Year. Each day defines a different word, and I expect to learn quite a few new words this year. I decided to feature a few words from the first days of January 2012 for Wondrous Words Wednesday.
1. ab ovo: from the beginning
All the words here are from this word-a-day calendar, ab ovo. (This one happens to be the very first.)
2. popinjay: a strutting, supercilious person
Nobody could stand the popinjay; he was pretentious and often wore a gaudy suit.
3. causerie: an informal conversation or chat; can also be a short, informal essay
She looked forward to their Friday causerie all week long.
2012 is here, and I have a calendar full of words. What wondrous new words have you discovered recently?