Wondrous Words Wednesday

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A meme hosted by BermudaOnion:

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. 

 I’ve never done this before because I rarely find words I don’t know but a read from a few weeks ago had lots so I wanted to share.

Your Name Here: Guide to Life by Michael Rosenbaum
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First of all one the words/phrases I didn’t know, isn’t in the dictionary and I don’t even get any help when I google it. So if anyone out there can explain to me the bolded section below:

“All of us on the receiving ends of their alia culpas found them to be weak, unconvincing, disengenous, and unfortunately, still much richer than we will ever be.” – p24

Tangentially is an adverb of:
tan⋅gen⋅tial (note from me: oh right, on a tangent, duh!)
1.pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent; being or moving in the direction of a tangent.
2.merely touching; slightly connected: tangential information.
3.divergent or digressive, as from a subject under consideration: tangential remarks.
4.tending to digress or to reply to questions obliquely.

1.a spectator at a card game who looks at the players’ cards over their shoulders, esp. one who gives unsolicited advice.
2.a giver of uninvited or unwanted advice.
3.a person who jokes, chitchats, or makes wisecracks, esp. while others are trying to work or to discuss something seriously.

dis⋅in⋅gen⋅u⋅ous (note from me, I now realize this means not-genuine, but I didn’t realize that at first)
–adjective lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere: Her excuse was rather disingenuous.

an example serving as a model; pattern.

1.the body of constables of a district.
2.a body of officers of the peace organized on a military basis.

1.a wether or other male sheep that leads the flock, usually bearing a bell.
2.>a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry: Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.
3.a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index.
4.a person who leads a mob, mutiny, conspiracy, or the like; ringleader.

1.a violent denunciation or censure: a sermon that was one long fulmination.
2.violent explosion.

That’s a lot of unclear words for 115 page book!

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