Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday!

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I learned a few new words this week.  They are from

Before I post the words, I want to say that I loved the fact that I learned these new words, and didn't have to use a dictionary.  When the words were used, so was the meaning of it.

apostasise- to leave the faith
The sentence was " The worst sin was to apostasise: to leave the faith."

echolalia- an uncontrollable impulse to repeat things that are heard.   Although I didn't really need to, it was more for interest, I looked this one up and this is the definition
1. Psychiatry The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism or some types of schizophrenia  
2. An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others, a normal occurrence in childhood development.
The sentence was " I have a condition called echolalia. It's an uncontrollable impulse to repeat things that I hear."

What new words did you encounter this week?


  1. Those are both great words! I've heard echolalia but didn't know how to spell it. Thanks for participating today!

  2. Interesting - I have usually heard echolalia used to refer to hearing something over and over, like a song you can't get out of your head. Similar, but not quite the same.

  3. I read Hidden Wives too (good book, disturbing subject) and somehow I missed both of those words, I've heard of echolalia but it's not something I hear very often.

    P.S. As to your comment on my blog: the little character that appears next to your name is a part of my Wordpress theme. Sorry, you can't take him with you. lol


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