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).

Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

16 thoughts on “Word Of the Week #2

    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. 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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