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I’m up to the letter R this week. I started off by just choosing a word at random (perspicacious). Since then, I’ve been working through the alphabet, so I’ll be looking for a good word beginning with S next week.
So, here is my WOW for this week:
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Part of Speech:
[Noun: red·o·lence, red·o·len·cy. Adverb: red·o·lent·ly]
1.Having a pleasant smell; fragrant e.g. a deep, rich, redolent wine
2. Odorous or smelling (usually followed by of) e.g. a room, redolent of furniture polish
3. Suggestive; reminiscent (usually followed by of or with) e.g. a portrait redolent of the nineteenth century
1. odorous, aromatic, odoriferous, ambrosial, aromatic, perfumed, fragrant, savoury (savory) scented, sweet, pleasant -smelling
2. (serving to bring to mind): evocative, remindful, reminiscent, resonant
fetid, foul, malodorous, noisome, putrid, rancid, rank, reek, reeking, skunky, smelly, stenchful, stinking, stinky, strong
C14: from Latin redolens smelling (of), from redolēre to give off an odour, from red- re + olēre to smell
Use in a Sentence:
1. The chapter Margaret was reading was a sad one, redolent of regret and lost causes.
2. The forest path was redolent with the scent of pine needles.
3. (Noun use): The farmhouse kitchen was filled with the redolence of freshly baked bread.
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