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).