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Word Wednesday: Welter

"Kara looked out from the stage to a welter of expectant faces."

On this weeks Word Wednesday, Sarah has presented the word "Welter". One of the many words she didn't previously know before reading the book Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

Welter [ wel-ter ]


verb (used without object)

  • to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea.

  • to roll, writhe, or tumble about; wallow, as animals (often followed by about):pigs weltering about happily in the mud.

  • to lie bathed in or be drenched in something, especially blood.

  • to become deeply or extensively involved, associated, entangled, etc.:to welter in setbacks, confusion, and despair.

noun

  • a confused mass; a jumble or muddle:a welter of anxious faces.

  • a state of commotion, turmoil, or upheaval:the welter that followed the surprise attack.


"Kara looked out from the stage to a welter of expectant faces."


Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/welter

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