Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Wondrous Words Wednesday (in New Guinea!)
I was sent a review copy of "Lost in Shangri-la" by Mitchell Zuckoff. it is a non-fiction book about a plane that crash lands in a remote part of New Guinea during WWII.
I am several chapters into it and enjoying it so far. Mr. Zuckoff is introducing us to several words that are peculiar to New Guinea, but he keeps including the definitions of the words. This is good for my reading of the book, but bad for this meme! :)
i did come across one word, though, as he was describing what the native women wore. He said, "...and always one or more capacious carrying nets hung over the back from the forehead."
According to Dictionary.com it means:
Having a lot of space inside; roomy: "a capacious van".
spacious - roomy - large - commodious - wide - ample
So, capacious means spacious...and, it even rhymes! :)