words2 I ran into a couple of new-to-me words this week. Well, one is new and one I thought was worth looking up, since I only had a general idea. They are both from “They Took My Lord Away” by John Donne in Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter.

conventicle: an assembly of an irregular or unlawful character; an assembly for religious worship ; especially : a secret meeting for worship not sanctioned by law

“we may (mis)take a conventicle for a Church”

execrable: utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent; very bad

execrable and blasphemous oaths”

See what other words were “discovered” this week at Bermudaonion’s Weblog.