Word Of the Week #2

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week. wowIf you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on my WOW post (like this one.)

This week’s word is:


Word: Numinous

Part Of Speech: Adjective

Pronunciation: nU-mi-nus


Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet, attracted- the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired.


Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.


Appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense

Synonyms: Magical, Mystic, Otherworldly, Sacrosanct.

Antonyms: Secular, Profane

Word Origin: Greek

It’s use in a sentence: “Stephen King’s writing is filled with a numinous beauty.”

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

If you want to participate in WOTW meme then just write a post like this one, link back to The Reading Bud and after posting leave a link to your post here (in comments).

16 thoughts on “Word Of the Week #2

    1. Thanks Sue 🙂
      I’m glad I started this meme… there are so many colorful words out there that we all must know…
      I hope you find a way to use it in your beautiful writing 😀


    1. Thanks Kim and you’re really a sweetheart ❤
      I'm really happy that you found this word good enough to add to your novel. I can't wait to read your book… 🙂
      heheheh! Stephen King popped up in my mind as soon as I read this word for the first time! lol!
      And nay… Revival is not available in India right now. Though I've pre-booked it on amazon, so I'll get it around 15th December or later! It sucks! I so wish that they would have released the book here on the same day or atleast the same month as they did in the rest of the world!

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  1. Thank you so much! I like the idea of this post – as a non native speaker, I need to know more about English words. And I love the icon of Word of the Week 😉 It is very creative!

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    1. Thanks Indah, that’s really encouraging to know 🙂
      And I feel the same! Being a non-native speaker of English myself, I feel this feature will go long way in helping people like us who are objective enough to accept this fact and learn more!
      OMG! Thanks a lot for mentioning it… I worked really hard and I guess you’re the only person who really noticed it 😀 *blush* ❤


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