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Wondrous Words Wednesday

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I found two more words in my advanced copy of COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams.

1. inchoate – “Just a sort of inchoate fury, or frustration, or some damned thing.”

I know I should have known the meaning of this word but I didn’t so I looked it up.  Inchoate means just begun or not fully formed; rudimentary.

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2. redound – “That the sins of the father redound on the head of the daughter, penetrating deep into the chambers of the unconscious where they shoot about like tennis balls in a drawing room, smashing all the china and disfiguring the paintwork.”

Since I was reading an advanced copy, I suspected this might be a typo but wanted to be sure and was surprised to learn redound is a word.  Its archaic meaning is come back upon, rebound on.

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