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).

Posted 21/11/2014 by Heena Rathore P. in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


0 responses to “Word Of the Week #2

    • 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 😀

    • Thanks Kim and you’re really a sweetheart <3
      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!

  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!

    • 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* <3

Leave a Reply

Want to include a link to one of your blog posts below your comment? Enter your URL in the website field, then click the button below to get started.